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A Deep Commitment to Understanding Islam 1 8 

A critical part of PA's global mission 

Q&A: The Honorable George Bundy Smith '55 21 

Looks back 50 years to the Freedom Rides 

Write a Poem, Save a Frog 

Kerry Kriger '92 makes some very strange noises 

Andover's Social Media Mariners 

Navigating a new world order 

Reunion Unions 

Destiny could be waiting at your next alumni event 

A User's Guide to eReaders 

From library director Elisabeth Tully 

Morgan's Gift 34 

A daughter's ultimate act of non sibi 

Faculty Showcase: Artist Undistracted 38 

Honoring legacy and opportunity 


Dateline Andover 6 

Sports Talk 1 6 




Therese Zemlin's sabbatical journey 

BLUEprint, the newsletter of 

The Campaign for Andover 


Old Blue 


On Course 17 



Andover Bookshelf 


Class Notes 


In Memoriam 


Tales Out of School 



Susan Goodwillie 

Stedman '59 77 

Citoyenne du Monde 

Yichen Zhang '82 99 

A Year that Helped Mold a Life 



WINTER 2011 

Volume 104 Number 2 


Tracy M. Sweet 

Director of Academy Communications 


Sally V. Holm 
Director of Publications 


Ken Puleo 

Senior Graphic Designer 

Jill Clerkin 
Sharon Magnuson 


Sally Abugov 


Joanne Smith 


David Chase, Charles Donovan 39, Jason Fry '87, 
William Harrold, Joe Lemire '01, Jamie Love '06, 
Dana Mackenzie '75, Amy Morris '92, 
Christopher Shaw '78, Paula Trespas, Elisabeth Tully 


Kezi Barry '02, Wendy Cogswell, Art Durity, 
Neil Evans, Sally Holm, Adam Levine '11, 
Amy Morris, Michael Malyszko, Ken Puleo, 
Dan Shvartzman '02, Gil Talbot, Yuto Watanabe '11, 
Dave White 

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Cover: Gifu Japanese lanterns — made of 
handmade paper printed with designs from 
nature delicately stretched over fine wood 
frames — are lit from within The work, called 
The Bed Project, was created on 2003 by PA art 
instructor and widely exhibited sculptor Therese 
Zemlin and formed the basis of much of her work 
during her fall sabbatical. See story page 38. 

With this issue, Andover magazine has achieved one of the most important 
goals 1 set when I took over the editor's chair in October 2008: a substantial 
majority of the feature contributions to this issue were written by alumni 
and faculty. It's no secret that a robust and intriguing alumni publication 
requires far more than the entertainment of its readership. It must be em- 
braced by and "owned" by that alumni body. It must reflect who you are, who 
you have become, who you are becoming. And it must not be just about you, 
but oj you. 

You are about to encounter a variety of subjects, passions, and personalities 
as rich and diverse as Andover itself: digital-media consultant Jason Fry '87 
on how Andover players reflect on the social media revolution, newly ap- 
pointed history department chair Christopher Shaw 78 on the importance 
of integrating Islam into our curriculum, recently retired PA history instruc- 
tor Derek Williams '65 s Q&A with George Bundy Smith '55 on his partici- 
pation in the Freedom Rides, science writer Dana Mackenzie 75 on a fellow 
alum's environmental efforts, Sports Illustrated fs Joe Lemire '01 on Big Blue 
spirit, and Charles Donovan '39 on his pride in his Andover education. 

And other faculty contributors have infused this issue with gifts of their own: 
library director Elisabeth Tully, who makes it her business to stay on top of 
the information technology revolution; Director of Stewardship David 
Chase, whose Old Blue column appears regularly, sheds light into neglected 
corners of our sumptuous history; and, of course, we are always indebted to 
the diligence and devotion of our class secretaries. 

We hope to fuel this trend and encourage more contributions from our 
unmatched alumni and faculty groups — especially important as we begin 
compiling the Fall 20 1 1 issue. Andover will honor the 70th anniversary of 
Pearl Harbor and our community's participation in World War II — on both 
the war and the home fronts. We are sending out a call for your stories, mem- 
ories, and thoughts from that devastating and inspiring time. Submissions 
can be about you, classmates, or their families. What bound us together 
as a community? What worked to tear us apart? How did we survive and 
triumph lor the greater good? 

Please e-mail your WWII story to andovermagazine(3) by 
April I. Submissions also may be mailed to: Editor, Andover magazine, 
1 80 Main St., Andover MA 1 8 1 0-4 1 6 1 . 

Thank you for all your help and enthusiasm these past two years. Please keep 
reading ... and writing! 

—Sally Holm 



Paper from 
responsible sources 



i Macro Mystery 

Can you identify the location 
of the photo below? 

If you think you know, 
send your answer to: 


Winners of the Fall 2010 Macro 
Mystery are listed below. 

Congratulations for the second time 
in a row to Dr. George Church 
for the first correct answer! 

George Church '72 
Susan D. Ezell, 
(OWHL director, 1990-2000) 

Fall Macro Mystery Photo 

Answer: The elaborate compass is 
painted into the lower right quadrant 
of the large 1929 mural of Andover 

by American artist Stuart Travis 
that graces the east wall of the Free- 
man Room. It is one of three large 
murals Travis painted that are still 
displayed on campus. The second, 
which depicts Native peoples, can be 
found in the stairwell of the Robert 
S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology; 
the third is a panorama of evolution 
displayed in the Gelb Science Center. 

Dear Editor, 

I arrived at Andover the year after Dr. Fuess's 
proposal to abolish fraternities ("Secret Societ- 
ies," Spring 2010) and heard several accounts 
of the ensuing furor. A most controversial 
event, indeed, which sounded almost like a 
campus revolt had taken place. 

History instructor Fritz Allis noted in his book, 
Youth from Every Quarter, that almost the only 
prominent fraternity alum who supported Dr. 
Fuess was my uncle, Allan V. Heely '15, who 
was a PA English instructor for 10 years prior 
to becoming headmaster of Lawrenceville in 
1934. He opined that the societies were "all 
bad because they were affronts to the real 
spirit of the school." While the fraternities 
did not exactly fight over me, I realized that 
just about all the school leaders, doers, and 
students of note belonged— as well as some 
who saw non-fraternity boys as the great 

Maybe I could have talked Uncle Allan into 
pulling strings for me with PAE. But even in my 
youth I realized that a reluctant bid given to 
a not overly popular boy would have been a 
bummer deal for both sides. 

— Leroy P. Heely '47 
Brunswick, Maine 

Dear Editor, 

In this age of disappearing "print" media, I 
have to take the time to compliment the staff 
for putting together* a terrific magazine The 
quality of the articles, the variety of topics cov- 
ered, the use of pictures and the "feel" of the 
paper stock. all combined to give the reader 
the feeling of a most professional product. 
Many congratulations on a job well done. 

— Richard Pecker '63 

Dear Editor, 

As a widow of Robert O. White '41 , I am privi- 
leged to receive your magazine. I look forward 
to reading it with pleasure and great admira- 
tion. Your articles are timely and interesting, 
even to an outsider. The most important fea- 
ture, however, is your positive spirit and pride 
in Andover! Congratulations! 

— Mrs. RobertO. White 
Smith College '46 

ERRATA Fall 2010 

In .) photograph on page 29 from the opening All- School Meeting in September, we neglected to 
identify the distinguished faculty accompanying Head of School Barbara Landis Chase down the center 
aisle. They arc, from left, instructor in biology Tom Cone, who is in his 44th year of teaching at Andover, 
Marc Koolen, instructor in biology; Tom Hodgson, instructor in philosophy and religious studies; and 
Rev Anne Gardner, director of spiritual and religious life 


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Trustees Tackle Building and 
Brainstorming at Fall Meetings 

The renovation of Bulfinch Hall got a philanthropic boost with a new 
gift from Board of Trustees Treasurer Thomas Israel '62, which, when 
combined with the designation of a portion of Board President Oscar 
Tang '56s campaign commitment and initial support of $1 million from 
earlier donors, puts total funding for the project at more than $4 million. 

In thanking Israel and Tang for their thoughtful generosity, Head of 
School Barbara Chase described Bulfinch as "an iconic building, housing 
legendary teachers past and present, and touching every Andover 
student." The project is now in the design phase, and efforts to secure the 
final $2.8 million are underway. 

Designed by architect-builder Asher Benjamin and built in 1819, 
Bulfinch Hall served over the years as a gymnasium and a dining hall 
prior to becoming the home of the English department. The facility 
will be renovated to include updated and more flexible teaching areas, 
converting what is currently a worn structure into an efficient and inviting 
space for student learning and faculty collaboration. "This is tremendously 
important to the Academy," said Chase. "We look forward to providing 
the quality teaching and learning environment that our faculty and 
students deserve." 

Navigating between meetings at the Andover Inn and George 
Washington Hall, trustees also tackled an ambitious agenda that included 
workshops on Andover finances and the endowment, as well as a 
generative discussion on academic innovation and outreach programs. 

Among other business: 

Jane Fried, assistant head for enrollment, research, and planning and dean 
of admission, and Jim Ventre, director of financial aid and admission 
operations, presented new research on tuition and price sensitivity. The 
study examined a number of data points, including trends at peer schools, 
affordability thresholds, and price sensitivity of the market. 

Chief Investment Officer Amy Falls '82 reported that the endowment 
returned 1 4.5 percent in fiscal year 20 1 0. She expects Andover will finish 
in the top quartile of its peer group. 

The board also reviewed architectural designs tor the recently acquired 
boathouse property (see related story in BLUEprmt, page I). 

Stanley S. Shuman '52 

Charter Trustee (2002-2010); Alumni Trustee (1998-2002) 

Faculty and Colleagues Feted 

At a harvest-themed dinner during the tall meetings, trustees and faculty 
gathered in Paresky Commons to celebrate a number of achievements 
and milestones. Dean of Faculty Temba Maqubela and Dean of Studies 
John Rogers awarded teaching foundations to senior faculty members 
Carroll Perry (economics), Nina Scott (English), Jacques Hugon 79 
(mathematics), and Marc Koolen (biology). 

Stanley Shuman '52, who retired from the board in June, was honored 
with gifts and accolades tor his eight years of service as a charter trustee 
and four years as an alumni trustee. Board President Oscar Tang read 
from the resolution: "This Academy has benefitted from your thoughtful 
counsel, seasoned through a long career in finance and civic engagement 
in the public and private sectors, through corporate and foundation 
boards, government commissions and kindred positions of trust ... . You 
have established the gold standard tor attendance and commitment to 
board work, careful analysis, and articulate persuasion." 

With fundraising tor the Addison Gallery building project now 
complete, Trustee Sid Knatel 48, chair of the Addison Gallery Board of 
Governors, and Brian Allen, director of the Addison, were recognized 
for their leadership in the $22-miIlion fundraising effort With their 
colleagues, they will continue to work toward the $8 million endowment 
initiative tor the Addison. 

Biology instructor Marc Koolen receives 
a congratulatory hug with Dean of 
Studies John Rogers as Board President 
Oscar Tang applauds Koolen's teaching 
foundation award at the trustees dinner. 
Koolen has taught at Andover since 1974. 

Not a Tent 

What art instructor Emily Trespas 
heard Jon Stewart say in a recent NPR 
interview — "Creativity comes from 
limits, not freedom" — struck the 
theme chord for her fall Art 500 
project, Nor a Tent. In late September, 
she charged her 12 students 

with creating site-specific "Christo-inspired" installations in the 
courtyard bounded by Kemper Auditorium, Elson Art Center, 
and G.W Hie}' were allowed a few basic tent-like materials — 
stakes, twine, plastic tarps — with one specific parameter: they 
could not build a tent. 

To prepare, Trespas (upper right) had taken them to the 
Addison Gallery, shown them the film of Christo's "Running 
Fence" sculpture in California, and arranged a meeting with 
artist and architect Charles Thornton '05. 

Divided into three groups, the students set to work, learning 
to create ideas that traveled from electrical impulses to 
words, to designs, to paper, to mini models, and finally to full- 
blown structures assembled in the art center and installed 
outside. Once they had come up with designs, they could 
have three "wishes" — materials that were not part of the 
original package. Trespas had two goals in mind: to help 
initiate a collaborative bond among the students who would 
spend the academic year working together, and to encourage 
creative problem-solving with limitations. Whatever the 
goals, it was about the process, not the product. 5? , 

They worked for several weeks with stops and starts, 
breakthroughs and frustrations, wind and even rain. Trespas 
had her own struggle to let them learn from their mistakes. 
Finally, their creations stood in the courtyard just in time for 
Parents' Weekend, catching the curious — the fans and the 
detractors — a bit off guard. 

One group constructed a horizontal set of screens, titled An 
Evolving View, that faced a well-traveled walkway. Another 
designed a delicate hanging structure, named Untitled, onto 
which words and moving patterns could be projected. The 
third group produced Evidence of a Struggle, 
melting old LP vinyl records into a scene of 
deconstructive chaos. 

At the conclusion, students wrote reflections, revealing 
what they had learned about themselves and the 
collaborative process. The art in the courtyard was 
temporal — high winds and rain saw to that. But the young 
artists seem to have taken away something permanent. 
"I enjoyed [the group thinking and talking through 
ideas] ... so much because it is where the creative and the 
logical overlap," one wrote, expressing a pervasive theme. 

— Sally Holm 





Andover Gets Pumped for Pink in Middlesex Matchup 

To honor Coach Olivia Achtmeyer's work in the fight against breast cancer, her former and 
current varsity field hockey teams put their rivalry aside long enough to coordinate a pink and 
P^P/" white showdown on the turf of Phelps Stadium in October. Proceeds from the sales of tickets and 
Br baked goods were donated to Achtmeyer's "Runway for Recovery," a nonprofit she founded after 
f losing her mother to the disease in 2001. The foundation hosts an annual fashion gala to help fund 
counseling services for children who have lost their mothers to breast cancer. Achtmeyer taught and coached 
at Middlesex School before joining Andover's English department last fall. 

Paresky Commons Renovation Earns LEED Silver Certification for Sustainability 

The renovation of Paresky Commons lias earned a LEED Silver 
certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a 
nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable design, construction, 
and operations of buildings LEED stands tor Leadership in Energy 
and Environmental Design. 

Sustainable standards, such as environmentally and socially 
responsible building practices, drove the 15-month 
renovation project, resulting in the reuse or recycling of 
more than 90 percent ot all construction debris. 

"We wanted to earn the LEED rating to certityourconsiderable 
sustainable initiatives using a nationally accepted standard," says 
the project's chief overseer, Director ot Facilities Michael Williams. 

From construction ot the Gelb Science Center — with its advanced 
fume hood controls and maximization ot natural light to the Addison 

Gallery renovation w ith solar screens and a green root the USGBCs 
nod to (he Paresky renovation "confirms that Phillips Academy has been 
engaged in significant sustainable initiatives in all ot our projects lor a very 
long time," says Williams. 

Among the dining hall's most notable upgrades is an 
innovative tood waste pulper-extractor system, which 
dehydrated and compacted more than 97 tons of organic 
matter lor composting in 2010. Williams credits the system 
as a primary factor in a 47 percent decrease in the Academy's 
incinerated waste from 2007 to 2010. 

Since Paresky's reopening in March 2009, Senior Food Services 
I Vector Paul Robargehas instituted a number of operational shifts towaid 
sustainability, including "trayless" dining, the use ot environmentally 
triendU cleaning products, and an aggressive recycling program. 

8 Andover | 'Winter 2011 


Each December for the 
past decade, Philip Akel '93 
has driven from his home in 
Binghamton, N.Y., to attend 
the Academy's annual holi- 
day performance of Hande 
Messiah. Concert attendees are 
asked to bring food donations 
tor the local Neighbors in Need 
food pantry. Akel, whose tamil) 
used to own the Binghamton 
Giants supermarket chain, loads up 
his SUV with a very generous quantity 
of groceries and quietly delivers it to 
Cochran Chapel before attending the 
concert. This year was no exception. 
Says Akel, "I have a great fondness for 
this school, and I still feel as much a part 
of this community as I do my hometown.'' 

Parents' Weekend 2010 

Classic sunny, cool New England fall weather greeted the approximately 1,200 
parents who joined their sons and daughters on campus October 29-3 1 . 

A few of the weekend's many highlights included: a tour of the newly reopened 
Addison Gallery; a cocktail reception tor parent volunteers and Non Sibi 
Association donors; open houses offering varied summer, interim year, and 
School Year Abroad opportunities; student concerts and recitals; classroom 
presentations for parents by their children's teachers; student health and 
wellness sessions; a college admissions panel; and two gatherings in the Oliver 
Wendell Holmes Library, one on the future of reading in the digital age and the 
other on the Academy's rich history, as revealed by items from its archives. 

A full schedule of athletic contests and tour sold-out performances of the ever- 
popular Grasshopper Night, a variety entertainment show produced, directed, 
and performed by students, rounded out the three-day event. 

^ee more photos of Grasshopper Night at 


Andover Makes Triumphant Debut in China Girls Math Olympiad 



Taiwan Departures 

Gold medalist Jae Eui Shin 'I I (fourth from left), her U.S. 
teammates, and other competitors in the 2010 China Girls 
Mathematical Olympiad await their flights home from Beijing. 

For the first time since 2007, when the United States began competing in the China 
Girls Mathematical Olympiad, an Andover student not only qualified to compete in 
the taxing international competition but scored first among U.S. contenders. 

The commanding performance of PA senior Jae Eui Shin earned her a gold medal on 
behalt of the U.S. and helped usher her four-member team to a second-place finish 
behind China. 

The competition, which took place August 9- 1 3 in Shijiazhuang (40 miles southwest 
of Beijing), drew 180 high school girls from 20 countries, including Great Britain, 
Russia, and Australia. The tournament focused on eight problems requiring skills in 
algebra, combinatorics, geometry, and number theory. 

Despite the rigors of travel and competition, Shin was exhilarated by her first 
international Olympiad. "It was a very unique and precious experience," she says. "It 
was more than just a math competition — it was a two-week trip around China and 
Hong Kong, during which time I made lasting friendships with my fellow teammates 

and coaches." 

The international showings of Shin and fellow student Wenyu Cao '11 (who won a 
silver medal in the 2009 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and a gold 
medal in the 2010 International Informatics Contest) have helped cast Andover 
as a first-rate contender in mathematics on a worldwide stage, says math instructor 
Don Barry. 

The United States began competing in the IMO in 1972, but it wasn't until 1990 that 
an Andover student — Tim Kokesh '90 — first made the team, Barry says. Since then, 
substantial numbers of PA students have gone on to compete in the United States of 
America Mathematical Olympiad, but it wasn't until 2009 that a PA student, Cao, made 
an international team. 

Taking Steps Toward Better Health 

The Academy's fourth annual Wellness Week in early November 
comprisedjnofe-than a hundred classes and workshops, with topics 
raffglng from gender awareness and meditation to cyber safety and 
learning to salsa. Dr. Laurence Steinberg, an adolescent psycholo- 
gist, was Wellness Week's keynote speaker (see page 14). 


Andover I Winter 2011 

Michael Williams oversaw dozens of major campus budding and renovation projects 
during his tenure. The Paresky Commons work, through which Williams toured trustees, 
recently was honored with a LEED Silver certification. 

Longtime Director of Facilities 
Leaves for Global Opportunity 

After nearly two decades serving as the chief strategist behind Andover's 
campus planning and stewardship efforts, Michael Williams, director of 
facilities, has accepted a position with the Aga Khan Academies. As senior 
manager for property development, Williams will be based in Gouvieux, 
France, but his work will extend globally as he works to build 1 8 residential 
academies in Africa, the Middle East, and Central and Southern Asia. 

His Highness, the Aga Khan, initiated a program to establish a network 
of schools dedicated to expanding access to education of an international 
standard of excellence. The academies, which focus on pre-primary 
through higher secondary education, are planned for key locations. The 
first such school, the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, opened 
in August 2003. 

Reflecting on Williams's service to Andover, Steve Carter, chief operating 
and financial officer, said that colleagues will miss Michael's "expertise, 
strategic vision, and meticulous approach to campus planning. In his 
years at Andover, he has overseen dozens of multimillion-dollar facilities 
projects and managed a large in-house staff and numerous contractors." 

"Michael's ability to take a project from vision to the thing itself has made 
this extraordinary campus ever more functional and beautiful,'' added 
Head of School Barbara Chase. "We salute him and thank him for nearly 
two decades of service to Andover." 

In addition to the completion of a campus master plan in 1996, some of 
the more visible building initiatives completed during his time at Andover 
are: major renovations, including Paresky Commons, the Addison 
Gallery, the Andover Inn, and Cochran Chapel; renovations in multiple 
dormitories; Abbot campus restoration projects that included upgrades 
to Draper and Abbot halls; new construction of the Gelb Science Center, 
the Shuman Admission Center, Harrison Rink, and the power plant; 
and reconstruction of the iconic Memorial Bell Tower. 

As of January 3, Larry Muench became the new director ot facilities. 
Muench most recently has served as associate director of operations 
and capital projects and has reported directly to Williams tor the past 
sue years. 

Williams and his wife, Susan Montgomery, will always remain members 
of the Andover family through their son, Josh Williams '03. 

— Tracy M. Sweet 

Reaccreditation Inspires 
Thoughtful Self-Study 

Phillips Academy is poised to complete its 1 0-year reaccreditation 
this winter. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges 
(NEASC) Commission on Independent Schools will make a final 
recommendation at its February meeting. 

As is customary in the year leading up to reaccreditation, Phillips 
Academy completed a self-study and then hosted a visiting com- 
mittee, chaired by Thomas Sturtevant, headmaster of Northfield 
Mount Hermon School. The 1 5-person committee spent three days 
on campus last fall interviewing faculty and staff and poring over 
documents that ultimately would inform their report and recom- 
mendation for reaccreditation to NEASC. 

"It has been a privilege ... to participate in Phillips Andover s reac- 
creditation. We appreciate the comprehensiveness of the materials 
that were provided, the hospitality we were shown, and the com- 
mitment to excellence that pervades the Academy," the report reads. 
"Phillips Academy is a school that could easily rest on its laurels. 
Instead, we found a school in which all the constituents not only 
lived its mission, but also were committed to continually improving 
their practice ..." 

More than 1 50 faculty and staff played roles in the self-study process, 
serving as researchers, interviewers, writers, and committee chairs. 
The self-study was coordinated by Bill Scott, instructor in math- 
ematics. Head of School Barbara Landis Chase offered "profound 
thanks to every constituency of the Academy for commitment to 
the highest purposes of this school, for the hard work it takes to 
achieve our most important goals, and for the cooperation, patience, 
and compassion shown toward the young people and adults who 
live and work here every day." 

Inset: Peabody work- 
duty student Apsara 
Iyer '12 and museum 
director Malinda Blustain 
bury time capsules near the 
building's entrance. 


High Demand for Peabody's Resources 
Spurs Renovation 

When amateur archaeologist Robert Singleton Peabody, Class of 1857, founded the country 's first 
(and only) archaeological museum on a secondary school campus in l L )01, little could he have 
imagined the types of changes that would be part of its largest renovation in more than a century. 

Longtime Peabody supporter Marshall Cloyd '58 funded the six-month project, completed m 
mid-January Construction included the additions of a second stairway, a fully accessible first- 
floor bathroom, an entrance ramp, and retrofits that brought the museum into compliance with 
modern building codes. The compliance allows patrons to once again utilize the second-floor 
library, which, due to issues of egress and access, had been shuttered from any meaningful purpose 
foi decades 

"The renovation also gives us additional classroom and meeting space, as well as the repository 
tor our extensive collection of books and journals," said Peabody Director Malmda Blustain, who 
oversaw the project. 

To commemorate the renovation, the Peabody s 30 work-duty students, under the direction of 
assistant collections manager Maria Taylor, buried two time capsules on the museum grounds in 
October, preserving for future generations a period of time tor the museum marked by a dichot- 
omous surge in demand for its resources (500,000 artifacts, 25,000 photographs, thousands of 
documents, and a 6,000-volume library) in an infrastructure hobbled by its own antiquity 

Stuffed with objects, photographs, and documents, the canisters' contents create a portrait of the 
museum, the Academy, and the world at large in 2010, including some cheeky (a BP gift card) and 
some earnest (an Operation Iraqi Freedom lapel pin). On top of papers detailing campus statistics 
and administrative and student rosters are stuffed a Lady Caga T-shirt, a deflated World Cup soccer 
ball, opposing news editorials on the proposed 'Ground Zero Mosque" a Tea Party Gadsden flag, 
and Head of School Barbara Landis Chase's BlueCard. 

— Amy Morris 

Peabody Names Award 
for Longtime Volunteer 

Vie R.S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology 
honored its longest-serving volunteer in 
October with a Davis Hall dinner reception 
attended by friends and supporters. Museum 
director Malinda Blustain presented Eugene 
Winter of Lowell, Mass., an inaugural award 
named in his honor. 

Blustain says the Eugene Winter Award will 
be presented in the future to those volunteers 
who exhibit the dedication and longevity 
exemplified by its namesake. 

Over the course of his 60 years of volunteering 
til the museum, Winter, 82, is credited with 
safeguarding the Peabody's vast collection of 
Native American artifacts, most notably in 
the 1 980s during a time when the museum 
was starkly understaffed. In 1990, he was 
named the museum 's honorary curator, a 
position he holds to this day. 


Andover | Winter 201 1 



Brace Fellow Fall Presentations 

"Seek My Face, Hear My Voice: Foreign Domestic Workers in Hong 
Kong," a 25-minute documentary, was created by Seyoung Lee 12 and 
presented in the School Room of Abbot Hall on November 2. The him 
explores the issues faced by the city's 2~0,000 foreign domestic workers, 
many of whom are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. 

"No More Shame, No More Blame: Women and AIDS in South 
Africa," a November 1 5 presentation by Kerry Lanzo '11, examined 
the complexities of battling HIV/AIDS in South Africa, why 
women are at a much higher risk, and why a significant 
cultural shift is imperative. 

Three additional 20 1 0-20 1 1 Brace Fellow pre 
sentations are scheduled during winter and 
spring terms. 

Lee's documentary at 

Ice Hockey Teams Swaps Skates for Sleds 

In their second annual sled hockey matchup, Phillips Academy boys' and 
girls' varsity ice hockey candidates took on the Northeast Passage (NEP) 
University of New Hampshire Wildcats in November at the Harrison 
Rink. Players put aside skates to compete on special sleds, pushing 
themselves forward using cut-off hockey sticks with metal picks on the 
ends. A favorite of the Paralympic Winter Games, sled hockey follows 
traditional ice hockey rules and regulations. 

Andover clearly has improved since last year's 13-1 loss, but ultimately 
fell short at 3- 1 . Proceeds from last year's event were used to buy a new 
sled for the NEP program. 

The unusual benefit event began in 2009, spurred by Eric Matlin, a PA 
rink supervisor with an interest in NEP. The nonprofit organization 
"creates an environment where individuals with disabilities can cre- 
ate the same freedom of choice, equality of lite and independence as 
their non-disabled peers," according to its website, 
NEP has been affiliated with UNH since 2000, embracing multiple skill 
levels in a variety of sports throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, 
and Maine. 

A bit off balance, Anthony 
Baldassari '1 1, PA's varsity 
hockey team captain, gives 
sled hockey a shot. 


Randall Kennedy 

Harvard Law Professor 

Randall Kennedy presented information and 
insights on affirmative action at All-School 
Meeting on September 29. Audience reac- 
tion varied widely, but there seemed to be 
consensus that Kennedy's presentation pro- 
vided students a good framework for further 
discussions on the controversial subject. 

Kennedy says his research and scholarship is 
predicated on broad engagement with people 
of diverse perspectives. "If you are socially 
isolated," he told a New York Times reporter, 
"you are more vulnerable to stereotypes and 
myths, and you won't have the opportunity 
to have conversations with someone who 
has a different social background than you." 
Kennedy is the author of Interracial Intimacies: 
Sex, Marriage, Identity and Adoption; Nigger: 
The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word; and 
Race, Crime, and the Taw. His visit was funded 
by the All-School Meeting speakers fund. 

— Carlos Hoyt, associate dean of students 

Erin Gruwell 

Education Activist 

The audience sat spellbound as Erin Gruwell, 
the high school teacher portrayed in the 2007 
film Freedom Writers, spoke about several of 
her former Long Beach, Calif, students, who 
came from broken homes and neighborhoods 
plagued by gangs and violence. Gruwell also 
showed clips from Freedom Writers, which 
dramatized what happened in the classroom 
as she helped transform students deemed 
"unteachable" into critical thinkers, aspiring 
college students, and citizens for change. She 
received a spontaneous standing ovation. 

Funded by the Jewish Student Union, 
Gruwell's October 20 presentation was 
cosponsored by the Abbot Academy As- 
sociation, CAMD, the Office of the Dean 
of Studies, the Everett Gendler Fund, the 
Sidney Paley Fund, and the family of Sarah 
Stevens '1 1. 

— Rabbi Michael Swarttz, Jewish chaplain 

Carl Wilkens 

Humanitarian Aid Worker 

Carl Wilkens moved with his young family to 
Rwanda in spring 1 990. When the genocide be- 
gan in April 1994, he refused to leave. The only 
American to remain in the country, he risked 
his life to bring food, water, and medicine to 
groups of orphans trapped around the city. 

Wilkens's deeply personal stories about the 
Rwandan genocide created a strong con- 
nection with students, empowering them to 
feel that they, too, could stand up for their 
beliefs. Since his October 6 presentation at 
All- School Meeting, STAND, a student-run 
antigenocide coalition, has garnered many 
additional members. Wilkens's visit was 
sponsored by STAND and funded by an 
Abbot Academy Association grant. 

— Hannah Finnic 1 1 andEmilie Tanski 1 1, 
STAND copresidents 

Nancy Sizer 

Educator and Author 

In early November Nancy Sizer engaged the 
community on important matters considered 
in The Students Are W'atching: Schools and the 
Moral Contract, a book she coauthored with 
her late husband, Ted Sizer (PA headmaster, 
1972-1981). Read last summer by seniors 
and faculty, the book's teachings are being 
used to enhance student-faculty connection 
and collaboration. The All-School Meeting 
audience also was enlightened and enter- 
tained by anecdotes about Andover's rich his- 
tory of innovation, courage, and community. 

A career teacher who has worked in public 
and private high schools, Sizer also has taught 
at Brown University and currently teaches at 
the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 
Her visit was sponsored by PA's Committee 
on Community Expectations. 

— Kathryn Dolan. instructor m athletics 

Murray Nossel & Paul Browde 

"Two Men Talking" Performers 

Johannesburg 1974: A teacher asks two rival 
schoolboys to tell each other a story. Decades 
later, they meet by chance in New York as an 
Oscar-nominated filmmaker and a psychi- 
atrist—and set out to transform the world 
through their real-life storytelling. 

Students crowded into Tang Theatre to en- 
joy a dynamic and often humorous exchange 
between Murray Nossel and Paul Browde as 
they wove their life stories — which took place 
between South Africa and New York City — 
and touched on issues of personal identity, 
HIV/ AIDS, being Jewish in South Africa, 
and the creation of a lifelong friendship. 

A particular highlight was a post-show conver- 
sation with the two men. Their October visit 
was sponsored by Gay Straight Alliance, Jew- 
ish Student Union, and CAMD, and funded 
by an Abbot Academy Association grant. 

— Frank Tipton, instructor in history and 
social science; advisor for gay, lesbian, 
bisexual, and transgender issues 

Laurence Steinberg 

Adolescent Psychologist 

Dr. Laurence Steinberg, an internationally 
renowned expert on psychological devel- 
opment during adolescence, was Wellness 
Week's keynote speaker on November 10. 
Steinberg's research has focused on a range of 
topics in the study of contemporary adoles- 
cence, including brain development, risk-tak- 
ing, and decision-making, and parent-adoles- 
cent relationships, adolescent employment, 
high school reform, and juvenile justice. His 
valuable insights and advice about develop- 
mental changes that likely were being expe- 
rienced by many in the audience were very 
relevant and well-received. 

Following his All- School Meeting presenta- 
tion, Steinberg met with faculty for a follow- 
up conversation in Paresky Commons. While 
on campus, he also hosted a workshop at a Par- 
ents of Students of Phillips Academy (PSPA) 
meeting in Kemper Auditorium. Steinberg's 
visit was funded by the Hosch Fund. 

— Carlos Hoyt, associate dean of students 

Uganda Martyrs Choir 

Native Singers, Dancers, and Musicians 

Hundreds from the PA community and be- 
yond enjoyed performances by the Uganda 
Martyrs Choir. Energetic and inspiring, the 
30 singers, dancers, and musicians were di- 
rected by Michael Mukisa. "The choir was 
very special in that they made an extra effort 
to explain the meanings of their songs, the 
names of their instruments, and the history 
of their dances," said Elizabeth Oppong '12. 
"Audience members were invited to wear the 
traditional garb and learn a few of the dances. 
Those brave enough to go forward had a 
great time." 

Based in Waltham, Mass., the choir is a ma- 
jor force in unifying and mobilizing Bostons 
Ugandan community. Their two PA perfor- 
mances, funded by an Abbot Academy As- 
sociation grant, were made possible through 
the "Celebrating the Cultural Legacies of 
Catholicism" project initiated by Oppong. 

— Mary Kantor, Catholic chaplain 

^3ee and Clear the Uganda Martyrs Choir 


A Chronology 
of SuperFandom 

As a day student with a car and a Plulhpuvi 
columnist needing a story idea, I recruited 
friends and shuttled between the two games, 
documenting a minute-by-minute diary of 
the events. Lo and behold, Andover won 
both games, we ran into blue shark-toting 
Mr. David Chase everywhere we went, and 
all of us quickly caught the "fan'' bug. 

Along with fellow tan ringleaders in the Class 
of 2001 — Harris Ackerman, David Auld, 
Eric Bakkensen, and Parag Coyal — we be- 
gan attending home ice hockey games and 
quickly learned that old Sumner Smith Rink, 
much to our delight, had outstand- 
ing acoustics. We branched into 
other sports. They'd come to 
my basketball games. We 
all went to girls' games. 
We made road trips. Our 
chants and yells were 
sometimes coordinat- 
ed, often contagious, 
always fun. 

Soon we had such a routine that we wanted 
to formalize our group with something more 
tangible: T-shirts! We printed two dozen for 
spirited seniors and one for Mr. Chase. Each 
shirt read 'Andover SuperFans" across the 
front, and on the back were our nicknames 
and the definition of a fan: "n. an enthusiastic 
devotee of a sport or pastime." 

Our final SuperFans road trip that year 
included a drive to a Friday night varsity 
girls' lacrosse game at Exeter. I invited Dan 
Shvartsman 02 to join us as we roamed 
the sideline with boisterous spirit. The out- 
ing made such an impression, Shvartsman 
became the group's torchbearer. The Super- 
Fans, founded on a lark by a bunch of soon- 
to-graduate seniors, would live another year! 

Little did we know that it would persist 
eight more years before fizzling out, amidst 
mild concern about declining enthusiasm 
surrounding Andover athletics. Fandom- 
at boarding schools always faces obstacles. 
There's a much smaller local parent fan base 
to organize spirit events. And many students 
don't grow up learning about NEPSAC rival- 
ries the way they would at public high schools 
competing against neighboring towns. 

A new culprit may be increased competition 
for students' attention and free time. Social 
media sites like Facebook and Twitter em- 
phasize community, so that digitally the user 
feels connected to groups without leaving 
the dorm. While many colleges with lagging 
attendance are incentivizing fans — Boston 
University, for instance, now has a Terrier Re- 
wards program that offers prizes for students 
who attend the most sporting events — the 
keys are student inspiration and community. 

The SuperFans were born of the camaraderie 
of friends. We tried to create an atmosphere 
that boosted the spirits of everyone, whether 
competing or cheering. And a rebirth is on 
the horizon. Dining in Paresky Commons 
on the second day of classes in September, 
senior Amber Quinones and a few friends 
reminisced about their Andover journey. 
"We realized something was missing," 
Quinones recalls. "No SuperFans last year. I 
had wanted to be one as a freshman." They 
set out to recreate that. 

Quinones, a dancer, member of the step- 
team SLAM, and big Andover tan and 
her pals — classmates Julia Dean, Audrey 
McMurtrie, and Haley Scott — made plans 
to revive the group Quinones approached 
Mr. Chase, who as the last SuperFan stand- 
ing, had continued to wear his T-shirt 
adorned with his nickname, Sharkie. 

Mr. Chase greeted the idea enthusiastically, 
as did every friend and tan Quinones e-mail- 
ed with an invitation. As a result, the rein- 
carnated SuperFans is 50 members strong 
and planned to debut their new T-shirts at 
the first home boys' basketball game after 
winter break. "We're not too cool to cheer," 
Quinones says. "We'd rather be a part of 
something than just attend it." 

Even now, Mr. Chase happily remains just 
an unofficial advisor whose only authority 
is having final approval over the nicknames 
printed on the SuperFans' T-shirts. "I've left 
it in the spirit of how the group had been 
created," he says. 'Andover kids don't need 
another activity thrust upon them. The im- 
petus has to come from the students." After 
all, that's where true Blue spirit always has 
resided — and always will. 

Joe Lcnurc 01 is a reporter and writer for 
Sports Illustrated, where his beat is major league 
baseball He was SuperFan enough to work his 
Andover assignment in between covering the 
World Series and the December MLB trade 
meetings in Orlando. 

Swept: Interschols, by PA's 2010 girls' 
cross-country team, for the 6th 
straight year 

Honored: Amanda Brisco '10, as Women's 
Soccer All-Conference Second Team, 
Rookie of the Year and as NESCAC 
Women's Soccer Player of the Week 
in October 

Selected: Boys' cross-country runners 
Patrick Wolber ' 1 1, Renat Zalov '11, 
Nick Kearns ' 1 1, Matt Appleby '11, Tim 
McLaughlin '11, and James Hamilton '12, 
to the NEPSTA Division 1 All-New 
England team 

Bucknell's Howie Kalter '07, as 
Collegiate Water Polo Association 
Southern Division Player of the Week 
in October 

University of Chicago's Alex Clifford '07, 
as first-team to the 2010 All-University 
Athletic Association soccer team 

Stanford's Erika Roddy '07 and 
Carly Villareal '07, as women's crew 

Radcliffe's Rachel Rauh '07 (coxswain) 
and Olivia Coffey '07, as women's crew 

Tallied: Cory Schneider '04's first NHL win 
for the Vancouver Canucks since his 
2008 season, on October 17, 2010 

Inducted: Baseball and basketball great 
Ed Mackey '42, into the inaugural 
Ipswich, Mass. High School Hall of Fame 

Far left: Gunga 
celebrates his 25th 
birthday at the 
Andover-Exeter pep 
rally in November with 
a Lion King spoof. 

Writer ami SuperFan 
Joe Lemire stands at 
the jar right with fellow 
SuperFan founders 
I (from left) Harris 
Ackerman, David Auld, 
and Eric Bakkensen. 

Photo by SuperFan 
Dan Shvartsman 


by Christopher L. Shaw '78 
Instructor in History and Social Science 

The crowd was disappointing that 
evening, even for the night be- 
fore vacation; few students had 
both the time and the inclination to 
sit through a forum on the "Great 
Pakistan Flood of 2010." Undeterred, 
Scherezade Khan ' 1 2 stood up in Kem- 
per Auditorium and made the pitch 
for donations. She described the 20 
million souls displaced by the flood — 
more people than were affected by the 
Indian Ocean tsunami and the Kash- 
mir and Haiti earthquakes combined. 
She and Aazim Jafarey '11 had chosen 
the Kashf Foundation as the recipi- 
ent of any money raised, based on its 
commitment to families and its strong 
reputation. They had invited seven 
teachers from across the curriculum to 
comment on the flood and its impact in 
one of the most volatile regions of the 
world. How could a developing nation 
as geopolitically important as Pakistan, 
with an estimated 12 percent of its citi- 
zens in such great need, have generat- 
ed such a tepid global response? They 
posed questions not only as Andover 
students and emerging scholars; they 
also stood up as Pakistani-Americans 
and brilliant examples of the burgeon- 
ing Islamic presence on Andover Hill. 

18 Andover] Winter 2011 



Arabic instructor Hufuiii Boiirote's Arabic 1 00 
class reviews in the week before fund exams. 

Islam at PA is not new. The very nor- 
malcy of a strong Muslim pattern in 
the Academy tapestry is perhaps 
what is most remarkable to campus 
visitors — at least non-Muslim ones. 
Andover in the 21st century has grad- 
uated some 2,500 students who have 
studied Islamic history in depth as 
ninth-graders; has played a vital role 
in the development of Islamic Stud- 
ies curricula at secondary schools in 
South Asia, East Africa, and Germa- 
ny; supports a strong and permanent 
Muslim Student Union; and currently 
enrolls three sections of Arabic in the 
Division of World Languages. Two of 
the last 10 elected school presidents 
have been Muslim. Kids who observe 
Ramadan — the month of daylight- 
hours fasting that ranks among the 
most sacred tenets of Islam — can 
anticipate a series of invitations to 
pre-dawn meals hosted by faculty 
members in their homes. Routinely, 
students gather for daily prayers in the 
western stairwell of the Oliver Wen- 
dell Holmes Library, a space of their 
own choosing that is both private and 
acoustically "live," with its smooth, 
pale marble walls. 

Over in Cochran Chapel, the Depart- 
ment of Philosophy and Religious 
Studies has offered upper-level cours- 
es on comparative world religions, in- 
cluding Islam, for decades. In the late 
1990s, under the leadership of Susan 
McCaslin and Diane Moore, the de- 
partment began to offer an advanced 
elective, Islamic Cultural Studies, that 
emphasizes the pluralism inherent in 
the many manifestations of Islam that 
flourish around the world. The course 
delves far deeper than the Shi'a-Sunni 
divide, exploring Islamic culture from 
Lahore to Houston, from "Al-Qaeda 
and the Taliban to Muslim Hip -Hop 
and the Sisters of Islam." Moore is a 
leading scholar in this field, having 
published Overcoming Religious Illiter- 
acy: A Cultural Studies Approach to the 
Study of Religion in Secondary Educa- 
tion and having chaired the task force 

of the American Academy of Religion, 
which just issued its "Guidelines for 
Teaching about Religion in K-12 
Public Schools in the United States." 
The thrust of those guidelines, she 
notes, is decidedly nonsectarian. The 
second volume of Moore's book is 
forthcoming and features the Andover 
course and her experiences creating 
and teaching it. 

In the north wing of SamPhil, more 
than half of us in the history depart- 

T0d3\f, more students than ever arrive at PA with a 
basic working knowledge of Islam from middle schools. 
Few, however, have addressed the questions posed in 
History 100 with the depth and rigor that we require. 

ment currently teach History 100, 
World History 1000-1SS0: When 
Strangers Meet, which begins with 
"The Rise and Reach of Islam." Those 
who designed the course back in 1997 
to 1999 took particular satisfaction 
in the tenor and depth of the difficult 
conversations that took place on cam- 
pus following 9/11; virtually all of our 
uppers and lowers that year had already 
engaged with, and debunked, the ste- 
reotypes that define many Americans' 
views of Islam. They embarked on a 
deep conversation about the multiple 
reasons for terrorism and what main- 
taining a "free" society demands in 
the post-Cold War era. Today, more 
students than ever arrive at PA with 
a basic working knowledge of Islam 
from middle schools. Few, however, 
have addressed the questions posed in 
History 100 with the depth and rigor 
that we require. Students' deep under- 
standing of the historical importance 
of community writ large (whether in 
Arabic or Sanskrit or the "King's" Eng- 
lish), often requiring the suppression 
of individual identity, proves to be a 
more challenging idea for 14-year-olds 
than the pluralism of Islam; the vast 
majority of our kids have never experi- 

Christopher Shaw has taught history and 
economics at PA for 22 years. He earned a PhD 
degree from the Fletcher School of Law and 
Diplomacy at Tufts University. 

enced being part of a faith community 
that routinely subsumes the "I" within 
a more important "we." 

Teaching Islamic history is challeng- 
ing, in and out of class. Soon after the 
debut of History 100, 1 found myself in 
a tense confrontation with a student in 
the African Studies Institute, a three- 
year theme-based multidisciplinary 
program jointly funded by the Abbot 
Academy Association and the Inter- 
national Academic Partnership (LAP). 
Hassan was one of 12 Africans who 
joined the PA students in a unique 
summer program devoted to African 
Studies through language study, litera- 
ture, history, science, and the perform- 
ing arts. A Tanzanian citizen at the 
Mzizima School in Dar es Salaam, 
Hassan lived with the rest of us in a 
dormitory at South Africa's University 
of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape, at- 
tending morning academic sessions of 
our own design and conducting field 
research in the afternoons. 

Andover | Winter 2011 19 

When he heard that this tall, white 
American taught Islamic history, his 
initial surprise slowly reverted to a cool, 
silent resentment — the kind that only 
adolescents can fully conjure. When 
I finally asked him about his attitude 
toward me, reluctantly, in a low voice, 
he admitted that he considered me 
unqualified: I was not Muslim, I was 
not "prayerful"; therefore I could not 
possibly understand, let alone teach, 
the underlying tenets of a faith and a 
culture that defined him and every- 
one he knew. It took several hours of 
gentle, patient discussion on both our 
parts to reach a common view of the 
distinction between teaching faith and 
teaching about a faith community and 
its role in history. Hassan remained ap- 
propriately skeptical but, in a graceful 
gesture of trust, actually invited me to 
watch him pray one early morning. He 
became the teacher and I the student 
as I squeezed into the small space he 
had chosen, sat to the side, and looked 
on as Hassan lowered his head to the 
prayer rug and began the sh.ah.adah, 
the declaration of faith. 

Hassan's world is not so different from 
ours with respect to the daily visibility 
of Islam. In 2011 America, the expe- 
rience of sharing public space on the 
street or in a store with women wear- 
ing the hijab, or headscarf, is familiar 
enough to most of our kids that it 
scarcely bears mentioning. Examining 
the history of veiling, however, from 
the hijab to the burqa, and its connota- 
tions for the social status of women in 
the Abbasid era (c. 750 to 1258 C.E.) 
sheds light on some of the conun- 
drums 21st-century Muslim women 
face in their choice of clothing. 

Our new instructor of Arabic, Hafida 
Bourote, wears a hijab daily. She and 
her husband, Hamid Faiz, a member 
of the technology department, moved 
to campus from Methuen this past 
year. Bourote describes her experience 
as a practicing Muslim in the Mer- 
rimack Valley as mostly positive, but 

she speaks glowingly of the Academy, 
how welcome she has felt in her first 
year on the faculty and how much she 
enjoys teaching Andover students. She 
juggles three sections, two of begin- 
ning Arabic and one of Arabic 220, an 
advanced course covering second- and 
third-year studies. She describes her 
students as an evenly divided mix of 
those who seem curious about Arabic 
culture and those devoted to the lan- 
guage itself. She continually reminds 
students of the difference between 
"Arab" and "Muslim," that many Arab 
Christians and Jews live in the Middle 
East and that the world's roughly one 
billion Muslims inhabit virtually every 
region of the planet. Bourote stepped 
in last spring to replace our first in- 
structor of Arabic, Mohammed Harba, 
who left the Academy at the behest of 
the U.S. Marine Corps to become the 
first Iraqi citizen to enlist as a Marine 
(and, incidentally, one of few Andover 
instructors — perhaps since the Civil 
War — to leave campus mid-year for 
active duty). Prior to his PA appoint- 
ment, Harba split his time between 
Harvard graduate studies and serving 
as a cultural consultant and transla- 
tor for the Marine Corps. Last fall, he 
agreed to speak to our ninth-graders 
about his own experience growing 
up in Iraq, his views on the American 
presence there (he was both positive 
and grateful), and the challenges he 

faces as an oft-assumed terrorist in 
the United States. It was a spirited and 
memorable evening as students both 
challenged and expressed support for 
Harba's endorsement of the Iraq War 
and U.S. policy in the region. 

Mohammed Harba, Hafida Bourote, 
former school presidents Ali Siddiqi 
'06 and Faiyad Ahmed '10, Scherezade, 
Aazim, and all of our Muslim students 
from the United States and abroad 
are vital, endemic expressions of 
Andover's commitment to fostering 
global citizenship. As rich as their in- 
dividual contributions are, they also 
are merely members of an increas- 
ingly complex school community. The 
crowd was small that November eve- 
ning, but the impact that they and their 
peers have on all of us who live and 
work here defies measure. 

Dr. Shaw directed the LAP from 2001 
to 2008. Currently, along with teaching, 
he serves as a complementary house 
counselor in Hearsey House, coaches 
Outdoor Pursuits, and contributes as 
a member of the Global Perspectives 
Group, the Multicultural Advisory Com- 
mittee, and Admission Interviewers and 
Readers. In 2011-2012, he will begin a 
six-year term as chair of the Department 
of History and Social Science. He is the 
father of Turner Shaw '1 1 . 


BOIirOte describes her 
students as an evenly 
divided mix of those 
who seem curious 
about Arabic culture, 
and those devoted to 
the language itself. 

20 Andover | Winter 2011 

DEREK WILLIAMS: Could you trace the path 
that led you to Andover? 

GEORGE BUNDY SMITH: I was bom in New 

Orleans in the 9th Ward. But by the time I was 3, 
my mother and father had divorced, so I grew up 
in Washington, D.C. One day a person came down 
from Exeter. That got me interested in prep schools. 

schools unconstitutional. I literally had to stop 

myself from shouting for joy. I thought it I became 
a lawyer, I could help in that effort. So that was one 
of my objectives at Andover. 

DW: How did you first get actively involved in the 
struggle tor civil rights? 

GBS: When I was in college [at Yale] I went from 
door to door in New Haven soliciting people to 
become members of the NAACP. 

DW: Was there a group of African Americans 
at Yale? 

George Bundy Smith '55 Looks Back 
50 Years to the Freedom Rides 

Interviewed by Derek Williams '65 

Andover gave me a full scholarship, without which 
1 would not have gone. 

DW: How would you describe the culture shock, 
and the contrast in racial climate between Andover 
and life back home? 

GBS: Washington [was] a very segregated society. 
The only contact I had had with white people was at 
a church camp in New Jersey. We did not have to sit 
in the back ot the bus, but everything else was seg- 
regated — all the public accommodations, libraries, 
theaters, restaurants, bathrooms. There were places 
that we could not go, period. 

When I came to Andover it was a culture shock. I 
was the only African American in my class, and 1 can 
remember being invited into someone's room. 1 sat 
there for about five minutes, then excused myself. 
I was so uncomfortable. That [was] my first experi- 
ence that close to white youngsters. 

DW: Can you recall how the social climate 
changed during the 1 950s, while you were 
attending the relatively insulated institutions 
ot Andover and college? 

GBS: I remember Tuesday, May 18, 1954. 1 walked 
into Andover's library and picked up the New York 
Times. The Supreme Court had declared segregated 

GBS: There were very tew in the class ot 59, five 
or six out of a thousand — but law school was dif- 
ferent. William Sloane Coffin Jr. was there. He had 
come to Andover on a tew occasions. He was a very 
good speaker and very much involved in the civil 
rights struggle. We used to picket the Woolworths 
and other stores in New Haven. 

In May 1961, the Freedom Rides began. Whites 
and blacks went on a couple ot buses to Alabama; 
they were thoroughly beaten. All the newspapers 
carried the headlines. Rev. Coffin called me. A group 
of us flew to Atlanta and took a bus from Atlanta to 
Montgomery. We spent the evening at the home ot 
Martin Luther King Jr., had dinner there, and dis- 
cussed whether or not we would go on to Jackson, 
Miss., the next morning. We decided that, yep, we 
ought to go. So we went to the bus station. We all sat 
down at a lunch counter, and 1 1 of us were arrested. 
But not beaten. Never got to Jackson. In tact, I didn't 
get to Jackson until the summer ot 20 1 0. 7 Mitgbter 

DW: That's what you call a long journey. How long 
were you in jail? 

GBS: Just a couple ot days. A few ot the professors 
at Yale were responsible tor raising bond. We had 
two trials, were convicted of breaching the peace 
and unlawful assembly. Eventually the Supreme 
Court of the United States took the case. Its 

one-line opinion: "The judgments are reversed," 
citing Boynton i: Virginia. 

DW: And when you walked out of jail, you went 
back to law school ? 

GBS: Yes. I had gotten permission from the dean of 
the law school to delay my exams while I went on 
this trip to Alabama. 

D W: Reportedly your view was: "Sticks and stones 
will break my bones, but law exams will kill me." 

GBS: That's a very true statement. | Laughter]. 

DW: How did you keep up with the movement 

GBS: I just tried to study so that 1 could deal with 
civil rights after law school. I went to the NAACP 
Legal Defense and Educational Fund in fuly 1962. 
I spent a lot ot time in the South, particularly 
Georgia and Alabama, dealing with sit-ins, demon- 
strations, and some school cases. I was coming up 
against prejudice; 1 did not appreciate that. 

I had always wanted to become a judge so I started 
clerking tor |udges. 

I subsequently served in the Civil Court, the 
Supreme Court, and the Appellate Division. Go\ or 
nor Cuomo appointed me to the New York Court 
of Appeals in 1992 [where] I served tor 14 years. 
When my term ended, I retired from the bench and 
came here to Chadbourne & Parke. 

DW: As a student, a parent, and a trustee ot Phillips 
Academy, how well do you think the institution has 
met the challenges ot a rapidly changing society? 

GBS: I think Andover lias done an excellent job. 
It's coeducational. Having more African Americans, 
Latinos, minorities in general — that has done won- 
ders. When i w as there, there was no African Ameri- 
can on the faculty. The Andover ot today has looked 
at the w orld and said, "We need to change. 

In October, I was in China. The young people 
looked enthusiastic. Everything about them says, 
"We've got a purpose " .American students have got 
to have that same purpose, maybe a little better. 
That's what institutions like Andover can do. and 
ought to do, tor America. 

Derek Williams, recently retired after teaching history at 
Andover for 30 wan, interviewed Smith in New York 
City an December 1,2010. 

Andover I Winter 2011 


Write $ poero, 

By Dana Mackenzie 75 

That may seem like a stretch, but Kerry Kriger '92, founder 
and director of Save the Frogs!, the world's first charitable 
organization devoted to amphibians — believes that 
conservation begins with education. "For kids it's easy, 
because they are so open-minded," he says. When he speaks 
at schools, Kriger demonstrates his frog calls, and pretty 
soon the whole classroom is chirruping and tongue-clicking 
along with him. 

Kriger believes that amphibians — frogs, toads, salamanders, 
newts, and caecilians — are the most neglected animal 
group on most endangered species lists. Even more than 
birds, they are "the canary in a coal mine" for environmental 
damage. They live and lay their eggs in streams and ponds, 
which concentrate pollutants. Even a tiny amount of poison 
can disrupt their life cycle catastrophically. "One thing we're 
working on is atrazine, the second most common herbicide 
in America," says Kriger. "A concentration of 2.5 parts per 
billion is enough to turn male frogs into females. It's the 
DDT of the 21st century, and we want to get it banned." 

Pesticides are not the only problem facing amphibians. 
Loss of habitat is another, and so is chytrid fungus, which 
causes a fatal skin disease that already has wiped out 100 
species of amphibians. The original source of the disease 
is unknown — Kriger speculates that it might have been a 
Pacific island — but by exporting millions of frogs for pets, 
zoos, food, and bait, humans have spread the fungus 
far beyond its original enclave. "The sick frogs 
escape or their water gets released into the 
environment, and the disease spreads," 
he says. 

At Andover, Kriger would not have 
been pegged as a future frog man. 
He never took a biology course, 
and he was an engineering major in 
college. But he always loved outdoor 
activities, like Search and Rescue, and 

22 Andover I Winter 2011 

after graduating from the 
University of Virginia 
he traveled the world for several years. 
Along the way he discovered his passion for 
the environment, and especially for amphibians. 
To study them, he went to Griffith University in Australia, 
where the tropical rainforests are alive with frogs. 

There, out of necessity, Kriger learned most of his frog 
calls. If one wants to study, for example, the scarlet-sided 
pobblebonk (named for its "bonking" sound), first it must 
be found. Sweet-talking the frog in its own language is the 
best way to coax it out of hiding. A hearty "bonk" or two will 
do the trick. 

After getting his doctorate, Kriger could have continued in 
academia, but he was not satisfied with the degree of impact 
being made by amphibian science. "Our recommendations 
were not getting implemented, and we needed a way to 
translate the science into action," he says. "One of my goals 
is to make sure scientists know it is their responsibility to go 
outside their normal routine, to make sure that the public 
education gets done, and to make sure that members of the 
public become active and force politicians and businesses to 
clean up their acts." 

So Kriger decided in May 2008 to found his own organi- 
zation. "A lot of bigger groups, like the World Wildlife 
Foundation, may have amphibian programs, but 
they come and go," he says. For a long time, Save 
the Frogs! existed only in Kriger's suitcase. 

In 2009, Kriger launched Save the Frogs 
Day, held in April a week after Earth Day. In 
its second year, Save the Frogs Day grew to 
include 85 events in 2 1 different countries, 
from Nepal to South Africa to Canada to 
Australia. A poetry and art competition at 
his website,, attracted 

774 entries from 
26 countries (see 
winning poem at 

Then in 2010 he set up 
an office in Santa Cruz, 
Calif., and hired his first 
employee. With a strong 
network of environmental 
organizations in the area, a 
large marine sanctuary nearby, 
and several endangered amphibian 
species (such as the California Tiger 
Salamander and the Santa Cruz Long- 
Toed Salamander), the central California city 
is a perfect location. 

Kriger promptly persuaded the mayor of Santa Cruz to 
issue an official proclamation recognizing Save the Frogs 
Day. He successfully petitioned the five-star Restaurant 
Gary Danko in San Francisco to remove frog legs from its 
menu. "They became the first restaurant in the world to do 
so," Kriger says. "The story got mentioned in the Chicago 
Tribune and made the front page of Le Monde in France. It 
may be the first time that people in France — the world's 
number one country for frog consumption — have even 
thought about the issue." Subsequently Kriger persuaded 
Wegmans, a 76-store supermarket chain, to stop selling 
frog legs. He hopes that the example set by these high-end 
restaurants and groceries will inspire others to follow suit. 

In November 2010, Kriger journeyed to Korea to speak at an 
amphibian conservation conference in Seoul and visit several 
toad habitats threatened by development. He was stunned 
at the amount of public interest in saving amphibians there. 
In 2004 in the town of Wonheung, for example, 2,000 
people tried to prevent the bulldozing of an area with a large 
population of Asiatic toads. Although the demonstrators 

Won't They? 

Listening to frogs 
Violins in the night 
My children will see them 
Won't they? 

Sitting by a stream 
As it rushes by 
It'll always flow 
Won't it? 

Nothing is forever 
Things always have an end 
We won't always be together 
know it 

The frogs did no harm 
They deserve a second chance 
The clock is ticking faster 
Make haste 

Take nothing for granted 
And help where you can 
To do nothing is to regret 
To look away and forget 

— Isabel Johnson 
Age 13, USA 

to stop the 
housing development, 
the government has established a 
park on the site for environmental education. 
"I was quite amazed by the fact that 2,000 people gathered to 
defend a pond. Would that happen in America?" Kriger asks. 

There is something timeless about amphibians. The sound of 
frogs chirping is a dependable sign of spring in many places. 
Amphibians were the first animals to live on land, paving the 
way for reptiles and birds and mammals. They outlived the 
dinosaurs. They survived meteorite impacts and other giant 
extinctions. But will they survive humans? With friends like 
Kerry Kriger, it seems their chances are improved. 

Dana Mackenzie '75 is a science writer living in California. 

Bee and dear more at 

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Navigating a new world order ; 

Andover s \ 
Social Media Mariners 

by Jason Fry '87 

Social media is remaking not just business but our personal 
lives, changing the rules of the game for how we share 
information and form friendships and how companies and 
organizations interact with us. 

To navigate this complicated new world order, Andover magazine 
interviewed six Andover alumni involved in social media (profiles on 
the next page). They are Pat Kinsel '03, Marc Hustvedt '97, Meredith 
Chin '01, Chelsie Gosk '00, Adelaide Polk-Bauman '04, And Jesse 
Bardo '03. All were interviewed separately via e-mail, with their answers 
edited and condensed. 

Today, organi- 
zations still hire people 
specifically to do social me- 
dia, and companies specialize 
in it. Will that stay the same, or 
will social media become a basic 
tool everyone uses? How do 
you see this playing out over 
the next two or three 

PAT KINSEL: Although most companies see 
the importance of social media, few ex- 
ecutives understand what it means, and 
they throw money at the problem in 
the same way companies hired SEO 
[search engine optimization] consul- 
tants 10 years ago. Most companies 
rely on a combination of three options: 
interns, recent college graduates, or 
overpriced digital-marketing consultants. 

I believe companies will come to rely more on 
"net natives" in-house. Many students and/or recent 
graduates are being given the reins to represent major corporations via 
social-media channels, while others are using those channels to build new 
global brands. These people have been on Facebook since it launched. 

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Social Media 

They understand how their friends use these services, and they under- 
stand how they do and don't want to be contacted by corporations. 

MEREDITH CHIN: Social media will evolve into something that isn't its 
own department because everything will have "social" ingrained in it. It's 
not one person's or one group's responsibility to think about how some- 
thing will affect fans or consumers. As more technologies have built-in 
social layers, every part of an organization will have to consider how to 
optimize for those experiences. 

CHELSIE GOSK: Social media will become a more routine part of 
everyone's lives, but it's also ever- changing. Not everyone has time to 
keep an eye on the influencers, community particularities, and new 
trends. There's strategy involved, and speed is essential. So social-media 
experts will continue to be relevant. Will people get more savvy? 
Of course. That will raise standards for what constitutes a social-media 
expert, which is a good thing. 

are the big- 
gest mistakes or 
missed opportunities 
you see with organi- 
zations and social 

JESSE BARDO: The companies that create buzz with 
social media — like Old Spice with its YouTube 
campaign and Boloco with how it handles nega- 
tive comments — get individuals excited, and 
they share with those around them. Those who 
have moved hesitantly into the space do the same 
things they brought to print or TV, but over dif- 
ferent channels. This does not make me excited as a 
there is no authenticity. 


MARC HUSTVEDT: Too many companies focus too heavily on numbers. 
Almost every social-media service has some sort of metric that everyone 
latches on to, with the implicit assumption that bigger numbers are bet- 
ter. Twitter followers, Facebook Likes, YouTube subscribers — you name 
it. And companies often spend money in the traditional media-buying 
manner to inflate those numbers. But does it matter that you just got 
50,000 new followers if you don't know who they are and don't converse 
with them? 

ADELAIDE POLK-BAUMAN: Right now seeing value in social media 
many requires restructuring of goals and changing definitions of success 
in reaching people and manipulating conversations. Unfortunately, 
see this as too much of a risk. 

dia for 

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KINS EL: Social media is ultimately just opening up and com- 
municating directly with your customers. Many companies 
are unwilling to recognize this and still try to manufacture/ 
control their online presence. To truly leverage social media, 
companies must adopt a new culture and truly engage their 
customers. If traditional media is a lecture hall, social media 
is a bazaar: you place your shiny object in the center in hopes 
that everyone comes running, asks questions, and shouts for 
their friends to come over and check it out. Because you only 
get one shot to get your message out via traditional media, 
it's much more important to have a well-thought-through 
plan. With social media, you have endless opportunities — 
so long as each attempt represents a genuine effort to share 
meaningful information with your audience. 


thing we're al 
still working through 
is where we draw the 
line between our public 
and private selves. How 
do you keep those selves 
distinct? Or do you 
not worry about 

BARDO: Forme, there is not much of 
a difference at this point. I believe 
my public and private selves are 
pretty similar. You can't escape 
being put in Flickr photos, 
in a Facebook album, or on 
YouTube anymore. While you 
may not think you are creating 
a presence, everyone around you 
is, and therefore you are involved. 

CHIN: The beauty of Facebook is that you have control over 
what you're sharing and with whom. For instance, you can 
share your mobile phone number only with your family, 
with one or two people, or you can decide you want all of 
your Facebook friends to be able to call you. It's up to you. 

GOSK: I don't have an open Facebook profile, but that's as 
private as I get. When you work in social media it's all out 
there — so embrace and enjoy. 

POLK-BAUMAN: I don't think anyone truly has a private 
self anymore, whether you're engaged in social media or not. 
We need to accept that once you put something out there, 
it's out there. 

)w ^\ GOSK: I expect everything to be more 
visual, more mobile, and less private. 

do you see 
social media 
changing in the 
next couple of 

CHIN: Technologies are going to 
become more social, and the Web 
is going to become increasingly or- 
ganized around people. It won't just 
be algorithms that recommend or suggest 
things to us, but our friends and the people we trust. 


Formerly of Microsoft, currently working on a startup 

Pat Kinsel's first job after college was for a 
Boston-area financial firm, where he became 
interested in online strategy and wound up 
leading a project to develop custom trading 
software. The experience taught him that he 
"could and should" focus on startups, and he 
ran or consulted with several new companies, 
ending up at Microsoft in March 2009. There, 
he worked to integrate social search with the company's Bing 
search engine, which led to, an effort to bring online 
versions of Microsoft Office into Facebook. 

Kinsel left Microsoft in December, moving back to Boston to 
take the reins at a new startup. "We're going to be working 
on social search," he says, adding that "there is an immense 
amount of data within social services like Twitter, Facebook, 
Flickr etc., but most of this information is indiscoverable and 
disassociated. We hope to solve that problem." 


Cofounder, Tubefilter 

Marc Hustvedt studied both computer science 
and economics at the University of Michigan, 
a combination that stood him in good stead at, the startup he cofounded during 
his first summer after graduation. Settling in 
Los Angeles in 2005, he was struck by the 
radical shift in the entertainment industry's 
business models. Through alumni events, he 
reconnected with Drew Baldwin '99, a fellow veteran of a PA 
improv troupe. 

Hustvedt and Baldwin teamed up and soon realized that the 
industry really needed a place to chart and document the new 
emerging industry. Tubefilter quickly grew from a little blog into 
a must-read trade publication and the seed of monthly Web- 
video meetups, with social media helping fuel it. 

In 2009 the two launched the Streamy Awards, devoted to 
Web-video content. The Streamys are now in their third year, 
and Hustvedt and Baldwin are now focusing on a product they 
hope will "make more sense of the sea of Web shows that 
seem to pop up every day When faced with an abundance of 
choice in what to watch, the value of a good filter increases 

Corporate Communications, Facebook 

Meredith Chin has been at Facebook since 
graduating from Penn State in 2005 and is a 
four-year veteran of the company's corporate 
communications department. (For those 
keeping score, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg 
unfortunately went to Exeter, but cofounder 
Chris Hughes '02 is an Andover grad.) Chin's 
responsibilities include communicating 
Facebook's changes to the press and the network's users, 
which involves everything from creating content for Facebook's 
corporate blog to crafting marketing materials for site tutorials. 

Chm is keenly interested in music and often speaks about its 
intersection with technology. "Any artist, big or small, has the 
potential to reach millions of people by building a presence on 
Facebook and engaging with their fans," she says. 


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Social Media Manager, The Daily Beast 

After graduating from Colby in 2004, Chelsie 
Gosk started working in the corporate public 
relations department at publishing giant Conde 
Nast. In 2008 she started up and then managed 
the social-media channels for The New Yorker. 
A year later, she moved over to The Daily Beast, 
\ V ' the high-profile online magazine showcasing 
the talents of Tina Brown and Barry Diller. She 
now serves as director of audience development and business 
development, a portfolio of duties that recently grew to include 
bringing together social-media efforts at The Daily Beast and 
merger partner Newsweek. 

Yes, Gosk acknowledges, The New Yorker taking to Twitter was 
greeted with some amusement by snarky Gothamites — but that 
"was great for promotion. At The Daily Beast, we had to get 
more creative at launch because we were introducing a brand to 
a competitive market filled with online news destinations." Her 
advice for anyone who wants to get more plugged in to social 
media? "It's like a foreign language— immersion is best." 

Public Relations Associate, J Walter Thompson 
and Diamond Information Center 

After graduating from Wellesley in 2008, 
Adelaide Polk-Bauman worked in public 
relations and marketing for Chanel, New Line 
Cinema, Mantra Public Relations, and Kaplow 
Communications before joining the Diamond 
Information Center and J Walter Thompson. 
At Kaplow, she helped fashion, luxury, and 
technology brands bring their message 
to consumers, working on programs for the likes of Avon 
Mark, American Express, Rowenta, Timex, Netflix, LeapFrog, 
MediaBistro, and Hearst's Skiff eReader. 

Asked how luxury brands' approach to social media differs from 
that of more mainstream brands, Polk-Bauman says they tend to 
face more hurdles, such as legal issues that restrict usage of their 
brands. "Ultimately I think luxury tends to hold conversations 
that could be out in the social-media sphere closer to its chest in 
order to control them," she says. 

Director, edSocialMedia 

After graduating from Wesleyan in 2007, 
Jesse Bardo went to work at Northfield Mount 
Hermon school where he started a fan page 
for NMH on Facebook. That led to a project 
called NMHBook, which cut publication costs 
and increased the number of applicants actually 

Through his work at NMH, Bardo started talking with 
edSocialMedia, an online gathering place for information about 
how to use social media at independent schools and colleges. 
EdSocialMedia throws one-day social-media "bootcamps" 
featuring hands-on social-media training, runs social-media 
cafes at educational conferences, and offers Facebook seminars 
and private consulting. 

Social Media 

HUSTVEDT: The second-generation Internet natives who 
are still in elementary school will drive the next wave of 
social media. Their understanding of media devices will be 
much more pervasive than the segregated-screen model we 
still have today. For many people, a phone is still a phone (or 
at best a mobile device), a TV is still a TV, and a computer 
is still a computer. But once we are living with a truly ubiq- 
uitous Internet, we'll have much broader spheres of contact 
with people. If we start adding real intelligence into our 
social-media communication — it's still rather unsophisti- 
cated these days — that's when it gets interesting. Imagine 
sending a question to one of your networks that's routed to 
people who actually would have an answer. Social media is 
about to become a whole lot smarter. 

KINSEL: From a technology perspective, nearly all services 
will adopt Facebook as their primary means of authentica- 
tion and user identification. They will broadcast your activ- 
ity back into Facebook, making it an even more centralized 
place for you to discover content from across the Web and 
to manage your multitude of services. It will become in- 
creasingly common for you to land on a website for the first 
time but see a completely personalized experience. From a 
business/ social-media perspective, all companies will have 
a unique presence online that they own and control. This 
will bring new types of companies online . . . especially brick- 
and-mortar businesses that can easily create a Facebook page 
or Twitter account, but don't have the expertise or resources 
to build a website. 

BARDO: I think that as social media becomes mostly 
mobile, the Web will become mostly app -based. Every 
school and business will have an app, and those apps will 
work for your attention via social media. Your phone's home 
screen is going to be a very competitive space. 

Jason Fry is a writer, editor, and digital-media consultant 
in Brooklyn, N.Y. 




Cofounder, Facebook 

Chris Hughes '02 became chief digital organizer 
for Barack Obama's presidential campaign, then 
launched the nonprofit— which he 
describes as a "social network for the social sector" — in February 
2010. Unprecedented in scope and purpose, the new site is a hub 
for thousands of charitable groups and organizations. Along with 
providing financial and volunteer support, site visitors are encour- 
aged to promote favorite charities or causes within their own social 
network — and to share experiences and feedback with individual 

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Wisdom & 
from Andover 

We conclude our series of 
famous words uttered by Andover 
men and women, compiled by 
Fred R. Shapiro, editor of the 
Yale Book of Quotations. 

Captain, it is I, 

Ensign PuJver, and 
* just threw your 
shnkingpalm tree 
overboard. Now, 
that's all this crud 

about no movie 

the film Mister 
Roberts (J 955) 

Jack Lemmon '43 

"What hath 
God wrought!" 

First intercity 
transmitted by 
electric telegraph, 
invented by Morse, 
May 24. 1844 

Samuel F.B. Morse 
Class of 1802 

Victor K. K 

1am '44 

"Build thee more state/v 
'He comes of the p„„l ■ 

" "f acknowledge- 

28 Andover | Winter 201 1 

0"ver Wendell Holmes Sr 
Class of 1842 

Dr. Benj 

Trust yourself \ 

■Vow fcft 01v 
wore j/ « 
wink you do." 

Pediatrician, author 
a<*vist. and Olympic 
rower in The Common 
Sense Book of Baby 
Child Care (1946) 

amin Spock '21 

"Shehas been too frightened to 




lt selfloosenshertongue,she 
wcSs, of apology at first, then a 
great flood of explanatory - 

from her book How the Garcia Girls Lost 
Their Accents (1992) 

julia Alvarez '67 

Humphrey Bogart '20 

"' Med it so much 
'fought the company.' 

The business executive's 
*dvert,s,ng slogan for 
Remington shavers 

llsa, I'm no good at being noble, but 
it doesn't take much to see that the 
problems of three little people don't 
amount to a hill of beans in this 
crazy world." 

Louis, I think this is the beginning of 
a beautiful friendship." 

/As /?/ck fi/a/'ne in Casablanca 

The stuff that dreams are made of." 

As Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon 

-Even "vt you 
race, you re 

BoC * 1 (1998), 

"The skull appears to 
have been at least 
two metres in length, 
aside from the horny 
beak. It represents a 
genus distinct from 
the type of the family, 
which may be called 

Paleontologist Marsh in 
the American Journal of 
Science (August 1889) 

Othniel C. Marsh 
Class of 1856 

Winter Tales 

by David Chase 

Winter is our chief season, a testing 
time full five months long. Many love 
it — snow, Arctic blasts and all. For se- 
niors, it is hard work and anticipation, 
yet also a season of senior solidarity. 
In the 21st century, seniors celebrate 
at their Hundred Days Party, launch- 
ing the Commencement countdown. 
At Abbot during much of the 20th 
century, the great Senior Winter event 
was a three-day skiing and skating trip 
to Intervale, New Hampshire. In the 
19th century, Phillips seniors threw 
themselves a grand winter-term dinner 
following a long sleigh ride through trie 


countryside. Seniors boarded enor- 
mous horse-drawn sleighs, heading out 
midst huzzahs and a hale of snowballs 
courtesy of the underclassmen. 

The cartoons on this page decorated 
the 1892 Senior Dinner program. 
After a four-and-a-half-hour, back-road 
sleigh ride, the class reached Law- 
rence's Franklin House, there to feast. 
The menu began with littlenecks, then 
consomme, salted almonds, and celery; 
a fish course of baked trout a la Bor- 
di laise with salad and potatoes Parisi- 
enne; next boiled Philadelphia capon 

I ' ' / 

in celery sauce; venison in red wine 
accompanied by peas, Hubbard squash 
and more potatoes; entrees included 
beef tenderloin, oyster patties, chicken 
salad, roast grouse and banana frit- 
ters a la Phillips, all washed down with 
punch; for dessert, pistachio ice cream, 
Charlotte Russe, angel cake, chocolate 
cake, sponge cake, oranges, figs, grapes 
and a sweet titled Diplomatic Jelly; 
finally coffee; then eight toasts. The 
program over, on to dance. The Class of 
1892 headed home at dawn. Even their 
mascot Fritz was dog-tired. 

Sandy Urie '70 
& Frank Herron '70 


•find Other Tales of enduring Romance 

Many Andover romances began with chance meetings on 
the Great Lawn or in classrooms, the dining hall, or gym. 
But dozens of happily married alumni couples barely — or 
never — knew each other as students. Here are just a few 
tales of those who met years later at reunions or alumni 
events and quickly rediscovered their common bond. 

For these and so many other reasons, don't miss your next 
reunion or the next alumni event in your area! 

Madelon Curtis Harper '69 
& Stephen Harper '69 

Farah Peterson '01 
& Eugene Sokoloff '00 

Joan "Whippie" Whipple '64 
& Henry "Terry" Trimble III '64 

We did not know each other at 
Andover. Our senior year was the 
first year of "coordination" between 
Andover and Abbot. Sandy took 
a Spanish class on the PA campus 
and often ate dinner afterward at 
Commons. Frank was less on the 
ball. He was only dimly aware of a 
whispered-about Shangri-La to the 
north — Terrabbot Incognita. He does 
not recall setting foot on the campus. 
Ever. Really. 

We got to know each other over the 
years through participation in various 
alumni activities. In other words, we 
fell into a pattern of chatting every 
five years — at reunions — whether 
we needed to or not. Probably the 
most provocative conversations were 
in 199S and 2000. By that time both 
of us were divorced. 

The romance began in 2005, and 
we were married in April 2007. On 
our honeymoon we hiked across the 
narrow waist of England along Alfred 
Wamwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk. 
Since that 220-mile trek, we've been 
pretty much in step. 

"I am sooooo bored." And with that 
she abruptly left the Friday night 
gathering at our 25th Reunion — 
having just spent the last half hour 
talking to me! Well, you can't win 
them all, I thought. 

Later that night, I was looking 
through the Abbot Class of 1 964 
yearbook and noticed a picture of 
the cute girl I had been talking to 
so unsuccessfully earlier. She had 
lived in the same Long Island town 
where my brother and sister cur- 
rently live. The next day I saw her in 
the lunch line and decided to talk 
to her again — about Locust Valley. 
This time we en|oyed each other 
and spent the rest of the day talkjng 
and walking the beautiful Andover 
campus. A year later from that Fri- 
day night we were married. We are 
blessed with a daughter who is now 
17 and have been married 20 years. 
Still living in southern Maine, we go 
back to Andover every reunion. 

They say timing is everything, and 
it certainly was for us ! Stephen and 
I met at our 30th Reunion on 
une 12,1999 (my 48th birthday). 
I had decided to attend at the last 
minute. When we all assembled 
for our class photo that Saturday 
afternoon, he was standing behind 
me — the photo is testament to that 
moment! Later that evening we met, 
talked, danced, exchanged e-mails, 
and then parted ways. Not long after- 
ward, we had our first date in Boston's 
North End (he had returned from 
California to attend the reunion) and 
reminisced over the yearbook for 
hours. That's how it all began . . . 

On a surprise trip to Paris, Stephen 
proposed to me on the Pont Neuf on 
June 1 2, 200 1 (my 50th birthday). 
We were married by Rev. Mike 
Ebner '70 in Cochran Chapel a year 
later and held our reception at the 
Andover Inn. 

We will forever be indebted to 
Andover for helping us grow as indi- 
viduals and for bringing us together 
when the time was right! 

Farah: Eugene and I met for the first 
time in April 2006 at a Manhattan 
event for young alums. Right away 
I knew I wanted to get to know him 
better. I called to ask him out to din- 
ner, and over the next few weeks we 
wandered through art museums and 
made Central Park our own. 

Eugene: But just a few months after 

meeting, my job moved me to 
Moscow for a year. 

Farah: Being pulled apart after that 
sublime beginning was difficult, but 
the depth of our phone conversa- 
tions made us more intimate friends 
than we might have become had 
we just been dating. When Eugene 
returned, 1 started my PhD at 
Princeton and he started a master's 
at Columbia. 

Eugene: Later when we found out 
we had gotten into the same law 
school, I was ecstatic. At Yale's admit 
weekend, my mother asked me if it 
was time to take out the family ring. 
I had a thrill of total certainty. When 
Farah walked up a few moments later, 
it was all I could do to keep from 
asking her right then! 


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Amy Broaddus '72 
& Jocko MacNelly '72 

Joan Harney Wiles '64 
& John C. Wiles '64 

John and I first met at our 20th 
Reunion during the Alumni Parade. 
Suddenly he was walking next to me, 
and I remember thinking that he was 
kind, intelligent, and very interesting. 
Naturally we tried to figure out if 
we had ever seen each other before, 
finally deciding we had performed 
together at Glee Club concerts but 
had never met 

That Saturday was magical for us. 
We spent the whole day and evening 
together going to the business meet- 
ing, the picnic, afternoon activities, 
and dinner and dancing later. It was 
so much fun getting to know John 
and finding out that we had so much 
in common. By Saturday night, I 
knew I wanted to see this wonderful 
man after reunion weekend! 

We attended our 25th Reunion as 
newlyweds. And we brought our 
4-year-old son, Christopher, with us 
to our 30th! Thank you Abbot and 
Andover not only for the excellent 
education but for the opportunity 
to begin a fulfilling and loving part- 
nership — the best thing that 's ever 
happened to us! 

Jocko: The fall of my senior year 
was a time of Beethovenian storm 
and stress, inspired by a thoroughly 
remarkable Abbot girl who made 
known her preference for music 
of a less symphonic cast from the 
MacNelly heart. She also had a friend 
whose name was Amy Broaddus. 

Amy: Jocko's dorm, Stowe House, 
is less than a block from where my 
parents still live. Often as not, of a fall 
evening, Jocko would "waylay" me, 
and we would stand on the sidewalk 
talking. It always seemed clear to me 
that we were perfect for each other; 
there was an ease and familiarity that 
felt just right. 

Jocko: For 35 years, I never forgot 
those deep, deep eyes. 

Amy: In the fall of 2006, Jocko saw 
my name in the Andover Bulletin; 
thus began a pre-35th Reunion ex- 
change. Whenever I would laugh in 
a particularly delighted way as I read 
e-mail, my daughter Abby would ask, 

Jocko: I thought I was keeping a 
healthy cynicism about our pros- 
pects, but the moment I saw her at 
reunion I wanted only one thing: to 
come back to the next one with her. 

Amy and Jocko were married in August 
2009 at the Log Cabin. 

Amy Mueller Christodoulo '98 
& Peter Christodoulo '98 

Amy: Clare Ferraro Johnson '98 said 
it best during a toast at our wedding 
last October: 'At Andover, Amy and 
I played lacrosse together and, unfor- 
tunately for Peter, Amy was too busy 
checking out the boys' lacrosse team 
to stumble into the Philliptan room 
where Peter spent most of his time." 

Peter: Luckily for us, our story 
doesn't end there. At our Fifth 
Reunion we shared a laugh and ex- 
changed contact information. Over 
the next few months we became 
quite good friends, despite Amy liv- 
ing in Washington, DC, and me 
in New York City. 

Amy: In 2003 1 traveled to Manhat- 
tan for a Juvenile Diabetes Walk, and, 
in a truly non sibi way, Peter came 
along. By the end of the walk, my 
sides hurt from laughing so much. 
Life has been exceedingly more fun 
since Peter came into it! 

Peter: The merriment continued as 
we lived in New York City, bought 
our first home in Boston's South End, 
and now endure routine tube strikes 
in London. We've found stability 
and love in each other. Amy is my 
rock — and now she routinely reads 
the paper. 

stories and photos at 
of couples who met as Andover students and later married. 
New submissions to 
are welcome! 

—Jill Clerkin 

Nina Rutenburg Gray '74 
& Jack Gray '74 

Part of PAs first coed class, Nina 
and I moved in the same artsy 

circle that ate meals in upper left at 
Commons, but we were just casual 

Our 1 Oth Reunion was beastly 
hot, so all windows were open at 
midnight when I was on my way to 
join a swimming party at the gym. 
I spotted Nina brushing her teeth in 
Foxcroft's ground-floor bathroom 
and was hooked with her insouciant 
remarks regarding appropriate 
expectations of privacy at reunions. 

At the time we were graduate stu- 
dents in New York. A casual summer 
walk in Central Park led to a re- 
rendezvous later that Saturday at the 
nightclub of the moment in Tribeca. 
I knew the doorman, and we were 
ushered quickly through the scrum 
of socialites, investment bankers, and 
drug dealers vying for entry — I had 
skills. Two days later I was Nina's 
"plus one" at a top-drawer opening at 
the Met's American Wing. She had 
skills as well. 

Married for two years by the time of 
our 1 5th Reunion, we were assigned 
adjoining singles. Dragging those 
single mattresses together to make 
a faux-forbidden love nest in an An- 
dover dorm had a mysterious cache. 
Reunions are special times for us. 

Andover \ Winter 2011 31 

Library Director Elisabeth Tully Offers 

A User's Guide to eReaders 

Does it seem like you are hearing about eBooks every- 
where? EBooks have been around for a long time) but 
they have only recently become impossible to ignore. 
The game-changer was the introduction, in late 2007, 
of the Amazon Kindle. Since that time new devices and 
applications have been introduced at a dizzying rate. 
Even if you don't have an eReader yet you might want 
to learn what all the fuss is about, since a recent study 
by Bain and Company concluded that 25 percent of 
all books will be sold in digital form by 2015. 

32 Andover Winter 201 1 

What's so great about eReaders? 

They must be doing something right, since more than 40 percent 
of individuals who own the devices report that they read more than 
they did before. Owners of eReaders read far more than the aver- 
age, and do two-thirds of their reading on the devices. They like 
the fact that they can carry dozens of books in a single, lightweight 
device, obtain desired content virtually instantly, change the font 
size at any time, and easily look up definitions of unfamiliar words. 
They applaud the book-like reading experience made possible by 
"e-ink, which minimizes the eye fatigue commonly associated with 
reading on computers. 

Nevertheless, the Bain and Company study predicts that the iPad 
and similar Android devices (computers that support reading 
applications) quickly will become more popular than single- 
purpose eReading devices such as the Kindle, the original Nook, 
and the Sony Reader. The brand new Nook Color is a hybrid 
device that doesn't fit neatly into a category but is likely to change 
the eReader landscape. 

Which device is right for you? 

Because some of the devices (notably the Kindle and the iPad) 
feature proprietary file formats, it is complicated to change devices 
without losing access to your content. Consequently it is impor- 
tant to choose your device carefully. The most important questions 
to ask before you buy an eReader are: 

1. What kind of reading are you going to do? It is important 
to distinguish between electronic content and the devices that 
may be used to read (or listen to) it. Electronic content includes 
everything from electronic versions of encyclopedias and other 
scholarly publications to full-length novels currently on the New 
York Times best-seller list. The electronic content in some cases 
is indistinguishable from the original publication and in other 
cases is "enhanced," incorporating features (like hyperlinking 
and embedded videos) not possible in print. EReading devices 
facilitate reading, they really are not very good at note-taking, 
highlighting, cutting and pasting, etc. If you want to read text, the 
eReaders might be a perfect solution. If you want to do research, 
examine diagrams, or interact with your text, you will probably 
be better off with another device, such as the iPad or Samsung's 
Galaxy Tab, which offer eReader functionality along with multi- 
media capability 

2. Where do you expect to get your eBooks? Think about how 
you currently get the books that you read. If you typically bor- 
row books from friends or the library and you want to continue 
to get "free" books in one of these ways, you should avoid the 
Kindle. The library programs being developed for eBooks (the 
major player at the moment is Overdrive) use a file format 
(epub) that does not work with the Kindle but does work with 
both Nooks and the Sony Readers. The Nook also permits loan- 
ing from "Nook to Nook." If you plan to exclusively purchase 
content for your eReader, any of the devices will support your 
needs, and all of the "bookstores" associated with the devices 
are amply stocked. 

3. Do you intend to read magazines and newspapers on your 
device? The common eReaders are optimized for reading full- 
length texts in black and white. The e-ink as implemented on 
these devices does not support color, greatly limiting their ap- 
plicability for textbooks, magazines, and illustrated books. (In 
early November a Chinese company announced the launch of 
a device with color e-ink, but it is not yet available in the United 
States). While several major newspapers offer "subscriptions" 
to owners of traditional eReaders, they haven't been very suc- 
cessful. Newspapers and magazines are scrambling to pub- 
lish editions optimized for the iPad and similar Android 
products. These editions have tremendous potential, but 
will not be compatible with standard eReaders. 

4. Would you like to be able to read the same content on 
multiple devices? It you can imagine yourself starting a book at 
home on your eReader and then reading a chapter on your com- 
puter during lunch at work and then picking it up again on your 
smart phone while waiting at the dentist, you will want to be sure 
that you can synch across devices. Synching means that no matter 
which device you choose, you will be taken to the furthest read 
point on any device. This is a little frightening, but it is extraordi- 
narily useful. The Kindle and Nook are both good at this, and the 
iPad can do it within certain constraints. 

Should you buy now or wait? 

This is the hardest to answer. No question, this is a very rapidly 
evolving marketplace. Devices are proliferating, content is becom- 
ing available in enhanced formats, and prices are dropping. Stand- 
alone eReaders may well prove to be a transitional technology as 
more users come to expect their devices to serve many purposes. 
However, eReaders are relatively inexpensive and are excellent at 
doing the thing they do best — delivering a pleasant reading experi- 
ence for full-length books. If that is the kind of reading you expect 
to do, I'd encourage you to take the plunge. 

Elisabeth Tutly has been director oj the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library 
(OWHL) since 2001. More than 75 electronic reference products at the 
OWHL provide access to archival resources such as full-text newspapers 
dating back to the 18th century. The collection also includes electronic 
books, downloadable audio books, and DVDs in support oj auricular 
and recreational interests. 

You'd never know to look at her 
now: bright-eyed and energetic, 
Morgan Madera '99 is the pic- 
ture of health. But on Septem- 
ber 1 7, the 28-year-old lay on 
an operating table hooked up 
to a battery of humming and 
gurgling machines, a surgical 
team of 20 about to remove 
two-thirds of her liver. It was 
a day she had been looking 
forward to for months. 

Morgan's Gift 

A daughter's ultimate act of non sibi 

In January 2010, Morgan's father, Neal 
Madera, had a cold. Nothing serious, 
but it lingered. By late February his 
appetite had dwindled, and his wife, 
Marge, noticed a yellow tinge to his 
skin. A visit to his local doctor quickly 
revealed that the symptoms were liver- 
related— most likely a fixable blockage 
caused by a bile duct stone. 

Neal wasn't particularly worried. After 
all, he was only 60 and in good shape. 

But then an ultrasound and MRI re- 
vealed the blockage was not a stone. The 
next day, March 29, Neal and Marge 
drove from their home in Osterville 
on Cape Cod to Boston's Beth Israel 

Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) 
for a battery of tests. Within hours he 
was introduced to his surgical team. 

As one of the doctors explained, the 
bile ducts at the base of Neal's liver 
were being squeezed by a "growth," 
and the bile backup was damaging 
his liver. Plastic stents, a temporary 
solution, were implanted to reopen 
the ducts. 

A death sentence 

The next day, a lead BIDMC transplant 
surgeon — flanked by a half-dozen col- 
leagues and interns — announced the 
diagnosis: cholangiocarcinoma, a rare 

by Jill Clerkin 

and deadly form of bile duct cancer. 
"The chief surgeon started drawing 
on a whiteboard. I heard 'malignant,' 
'terminal,' 'nothing we can do for you.' 
It was surreal, as if my brain had sepa- 
rated from my body," says Neal of the 
numbing minutes that followed. An 
oncologist, on standby, entered to 
discuss palliative care. 

Assessments by specialists from the 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the 
Lahey Clinic were equally grim: Neal's 
life expectancy was set at seven to nine 
months. The retired lawyer and former 
Tuxedo Park, N.Y., mayor was advised 
to go home, get his papers in order, 
and update hi 

Neal and Marge have three daugh- 
ters, Meghan M. Bent '94, Caitlin M. 
Fawcett '95, and Morgan. Caitlin, a 
primary care physician at BIDMC, 
had been tracking her father's charts 
with great concern and was there when 
the death knell was delivered. "When 
Caitie started crying, I knew it must be 
serious," says Neal. 

Devastated yet determined, Caitlin 
quietly began investigating research 
programs throughout the country that 
dealt with cholangiocarcinoma. 

April for Neal was filled with a blur of 
tests, needles, and nasty procedures. 
Marge, often overwhelmed by feelings 
of helplessness, provided her husband 
emotional support and 
managed transportation, 
appointments, prescrip- 
tions, and day-to-day 
care. In their spare time, 
the couple, happily 
married for 35 years, 
drove around looking at 

It takes a family 

"I am not letting my 
father go down this 
way," proclaimed Caitlin 
at a family gathering. 
In mid-April, having discov- 
ered a possible avenue of hope, she 
FedExed his voluminous medical re- 
cords to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, 
Minn. Within a week, Caitlin received 
a call saying her father "may" be a can- 
didate for a rare procedure: a liver and 
bile duct transplant. 

The next day, April 24, Neal and 
Marge were off to Rochester for a week 
of extensive testing, which confirmed 
that the cancer had not spread — 
yet — outside of his bile ducts. It was 
Dr. Gregory Gores who uttered these 
I six magical words: "I think we can 


"Much to our joy, Dad was accepted 
into the Mayo program, and his name 
was placed on their national organ 
transplant waiting list," says eldest 
daughter Meghan. "The bad news was 
that the typical wait time for a donor 
liver for a person with my fathers 
blood type was 12 to 24 months." 

Unbeknownst to Neal, his family flew 
into action that day. Fearing he might 
die before a cadaver liver became avail- 
able, his three daughters, sons-in-law 
Michael Bent and John Fawcett '95, 
and a close childhood friend volun- 
teered to be screened as possible living 
donors, a process involving extensive 
blood work. All eventually were 
disqualified — except Morgan. 

Post-treatment tests confirmed the 
tumor had not grown. 

In June, Neal learned of Morgan's in- 
tentions. "I told her multiple times 
that she did not have to do this, that it 
is very risky, that it would be painful, 
and she would have a big scar. But she 
never waivered." 

When he returned to Mayo on July 5 
for a particularly invasive brachyther- 
apy procedure, Morgan was with him. 
She underwent a long, tedious series 
of tests and met with doctors, psy- 
chiatrists, and social workers. Over 
and over they explained the proce- 
dure, the risks, the recovery, giving the 
young woman every opportunity to 
opt out. "But I never had any doubts," 
says Morgan. "I never freaked out, and 

"She was adamant 
about being the donor from the very 
beginning," says Marge. "My first 
thought was Morgan's proclivity to 
think of others before herself... so 
non sibi ! Our girls learned well from 
their experiences at Andover, and 
each had stepped up for her dad. I was 
very concerned and apprehensive, but 
it quickly became clear that waiting for 
a deceased donor was not an option." 

On May 22 Neal returned to Mayo as 
an outpatient for four weeks of intense 
radiation and round-the-clock chemo- 
therapy. His wife never left his side. 

Above: Eleven days after the surgeries, the 
Madera family — Morgan, Neal, Marge, Meghan, 
and Caitlin — gathered for some fresh air in front 
of Mayo Clinic's elaborate doors. 

Left: That same day, Neal and Morgan flanked 
bronzes of two of the clinic's founders, brothers 
William J. and Charles H. Mayo. "It doesn't 
show, " says Morgan, "but it was a very 
emotional time." 

Andover I Winter 2011 


I never cried. It's hard to explain, but I 
felt very at ease, even excited to be able 
to do this for my father." 

She returned to Boston for what 
amounted to four weeks of basic 
training — to tone up and increase her 
endurance. She followed a strict diet; 
no alcohol allowed. Her employer, a 
prestigious architectural and interior 
design firm in Cambridge, was flex- 
ible and supportive. She cut back on 
her hours to allow time at the gym 
and called upon the discipline she'd 
learned while rowing and playing field 
hockey at Andover. 

Meanwhile, further tests and proce- 
dures and three weeks of oral che- 
motherapy had taken a physical and 
emotional toll on Neal. There were 
setbacks coupled with trips by ambu- 
lance to the emergency room. Still, 
they waited for a deceased donor as 
Meghan, whom Neal describes as a 

"living situation comedy/' kept every- 
one's spirits up. 

Neal returned to Minnesota at the end 
of August for more tests and meetings 
with doctors, psychologists, and psy- 
chiatrists. His condition had remained 
stable, but doctors did not want to 
wait any longer. On September 3, 
father and daughter were told to pre- 
pare for the transplant, scheduled for 
September 17. 

Two final hurdles 

A critical biopsy revealed Morgan's 
liver was "pristine," and on Septem- 
ber 16, Neal underwent a "staging" 
operation to be sure the cancer had 
not spread. 

That night, donor and recipient saw 
each other briefly. "I was quite se- 
dated," Neal recalls, "but I remember 
holding her hand. Morgan bent down 
to kiss me on the cheek and told me not 
to worry — imagine that!" She vis- 
ited him again the next morning, 
just a few hours before their sur- 
gery. Calm and determined, Mor- 
gan simply said, "See you later." 

In a four-hour procedure, 67 per- 
cent of Morgan's liver was removed 
by a team of 20. In an adjacent 
operating theater, with his own 
massive surgical team, Neal under- 
went an eight-hour liver and bile 
duct transplant; bile ducts were 
supplied by a cadaver donor. 

Ml 1 IT 

\\ 1|J I 

Above: Numerous PA friends returned to 
campus in mid-November to surprise Morgan at 
the Andover-Exeter games — her first major outing 
since surgery. From left are Liza Trafton '99, 
Tysie Sawyer '99, Morgan, and Kirsten Lewis '99. 

Right: Neal, well on the road to recovery, and wife 
Marge are delighted to have their hands full with 
visits from their five grandchildren; two are Caitlin's 
children, and three belong to Meghan. 

36 Andover \ Winter 20 11 

"It was 10 hours of sheer tension in 
that waiting room," recounts Marge. 
"Meghan, Caitlin, and I survived by 
lots of positive thinking!" 

Life goes on 

When Neal awoke in the recovery 
room, he "felt pretty good" despite 
65 staples on the outside and count- 
less stitches within. Morgan felt just 
as she'd been warned: "Horrible, like 
I'd been hit by 10 Mack trucks!" Yet 
36 hours later, with the assistance of a 
nurse, she walked to the opposite end 
of the hall to visit her father. Neal was 

"Morgan," he said. "You saved my life." 

Two days after the transplant, pathol- 
ogy confirmed that all margins were 
negative. Neal was declared 100 per- 
cent cancer-free. At five years, he has 
a 55 percent survival rate — compared 
with 0-1 percent had he undergone a 
standard chemo and radiation proto- 
col. He will take anti-rejection medi- 
cation for the rest of his life. 

Morgan remained in the hospital for 
one week, Neal for 10 days. Within 
eight weeks of surgery, both Morgan's 
remaining liver and the portion trans- 
planted into her father had regenerated 
and become almost fully functional. 

By mid-November, Neal had resumed 
many normal activities, but Morgan's 
recovery was a bit slower. "I'm feel- 
ing great now," she says, "but I'm still 
a bit sore and tire easily." After a long 
Thanksgiving weekend with her par- 
ents, she returned to Tsoi/Kobus & 
Associates, where she is a marketing 
manager. Appreciative of her more 
normal daily routine, she has, she says, 
"a new perspective on life." 

The 1999 Pot Pourri documents a play- 
ful tribute Morgan paid to her parents: 
"Dude & Nonna: I can't thank you 
enough for all the opportunities you 
have given me. One of these days, I'll 
be able to pay you back somehow." 

Elizabeth Meyer's Latin 600 

by Sally Holm 

"Every single day, I'm really missin' 
missin' missin' you ... And all those 
things we used to, used to, used 
to do..." 

To the hypnotic beat ot the Black Eyed 
Peas, nine seniors and uppers have gathered 
around the coffee table in Elizabeth Meyer's 
living room, their sometimes classroom. 

They are listening lor strains of Latin — 
classical Latin — not in the beat, but in the 
meaning. "What are they saying to each oth- 
er?" Dr. Meyer asks. "He's obsessed?" Adam 
laughs. Discussion ensues. Meyer poses 
another question: "What is the fundamen- 
tal problem in a romantic relationship that 
is not mutual? What does each one want 
from the other?" Ben quotes from a poem 
read earlier in the term: "iuamdum amorem 
vs. aeternum Joedus atmcitiae, a pleasant love 
affair vs. an eternal bond of devotion." "He's 
making her pledge something she can't do," 
Emma speaks up. "Oh yea! Just like Catul- 
lus and Lesbia!" says Mike, referencing an 
earlier lyric ode. With sweet rolls, laughter, 
and a liberal dose ot enthusiasm, Latin 600 
is energetically in session. 

The discussion turns to today's ode: Cleopa- 
tra's fall. In fluid Latin, Meyer reads aloud the 
first stanzas. A student volunteers: Another 
beautiful woman, desperately loved, threat- 
ened and pursued by powerful men who 
would both idolize and murder her. Eric 
picks up the translating: "but seeking to per- 
ish more nobly, she neither feared the sword 
in a womanly fashion, nor did she seek hid- 
den shores ..." Meyer observes: "As Cleopa- 
tra loses power, she seems to gain strength 
of character... yes?" Agreement all around. 
Eric continues: "And she has dared to gaze 
upon her fallen city with a serene face, brave 
enough to handle the rough serpents..." 
They discuss Cleopatra's triumph over 
Caesar in her choice of suicide by asp rather 
than escape or public execution. 

The Black Eyed Peas not far behind, Meyer 
brings the Bard to the discussion: "Tis 
paltry to be Caesar; Not being Fortune, 
he's but Fortune's knave, a minister of her 
will and it is great." "What's that from?" she 
asks. "Shakespeare!" comes the ready cho- 
rus. 'And what's he saying?" Ben's analysis: 
everyone dies, regardless ot rank or power. 
"Like Ozymandias," Eric chimes in, quot- 
ing Shelley: '"Look on my works, ye Mighty, 
and despair!"' Another quotes Hamlet: Alas, 
poor Yorick! I knew him ..." Someone sug- 
gests the same theme in Coleridge's "Kubla 
Khan." Meyer offers up Virginia Wolff with 
a quote from Mrs. Dallowav — "Big Ben was 
beginning to strike, first the warning, musi- 
cal; then the hour, irrevocable..." — pulling 
the ancient threads ot mankind's longing for 
immortality toward the present. 

Meyer delves into its corollary: "So, if we 
have to die, do we believe that we must en- 
joy what we can of life while we have it, as 
the poet Horace believed? Or do we take 
the more modern view that because lite is so 
difficult, we should focus on the afterlife? " 
The Greek Epicureans and pagan Romans 
at the one extreme, the later Roman Chris- 
tians at the other. The discussion is so lively 
that 90 minutes fly by. 

Classics 600 is a rich mix of history, philoso- 
phy, literature, psychology, and culture — 
from ancient to pop. Meyer, a smart, unpre- 
tentious Midwesterner with a PhD, is a mas- 
ter at integrating multiple resources, keeping 
her students on the edge ot their seats. (More 
frequently those seats are the antique desks 
in the second-floor classics room in Pearson 
Hall, where busts of the ancients peer down 
from immutable pose.) And she is passion- 
ate about her subject. Why study Latin 
today? "For the same reasons you should 
learn to play the violin — because it's beauti- 
ful and you love it. You can't experience lit- 
erature fully unless you can read it in its orig- 
inal language, and the Greeks and Roman 

wrote some damn good stuff no matter what 
you think ot them ! " And lest the reader think 
that Latin is the purview ot geeks and intel- 
lectual snobs, Meyer is quick to point out 
that her class sports three varsity hockey 
players, a varsity baseball and lacrosse player, 
a Phillipian staffer, and the school president. 

This is the first time Classics 600 — a year- 
long course — has been offered at Andover. 
The focus this fall is lyric poetry. Meyer is 
determined that they appreciate not only 
the beauty of the art, but the deeper themes 
so that they can make these philosophical 
connections themselves. For instance, "If 
human suffering and death are inevitable, 
what are our options? We learn from Vergil 
that empathy can lighten it not alleviate pain, 
and from Horace that instead ot obsessing 
about the future, we should pluck and enjoy 
each day like a ripe fruit — carpe diem" 

Meyer's other passion is teaching. She takes 
an intense personal interest in her students, 
attending their athletic contests, their theatre 
and music performances. The rapport is real. 
Ben Burke ' 1 1 calls his "second mother's" 
love of Latin contagious. "Ms. Meyer's pas- 
sion for Latin shines through, and regardless 
ot how you telt entering the class, she makes 
you want to learn Latin. She takes you away 
from Andover to ancient Rome, and listen- 
ing to her I see the fall of the Republic and the 
birth of the Empire or Augustus himself? 

Emma Zanazzi ' 1 1 loves the classics so 
much she is thinking about teaching the sub- 
ject herself. Katie Ellinger ' 1 2 is inspired by 
the relevance: "We talk about Latin poetry, 
written 2,000 years ago, as we would about 
poetry from 20 years ago. We look at the 
language and artistry and talk about the con- 
temporary cultural influences on it. She's not 
just teaching us about some dry ancient his- 
tory; it's current and relevant and relatable." 

In Latin 600, tempus jugit. 

Andover I Winter 2011 



I n a cavernous room with brick walls, 
I exposed pipes, and 12-foot win 
I dows, giant cacophonous steel looms 
tended by dozens of immigrants cranked 
out woolen fabric a century ago. This 
December day in an echoing silence 
broken only by the occasional groaning 
of those old pipes, this space nurtures 
the musings and creations of a solitary 
figure, bent over her workbench, peel- 
ing back layers of nature's intermingling 

with a worn exacto knife. Sculptor Therese 
Zemlin is at work — deeply engrossed in 
her... sabbatical. 

She is plumbing the depths of life and its 
visual manifestations in paper, allowing 
the evolution of discovery to lead her into 
new combinations of forms she has not 
resolved. Of her work, critics have writ- 
ten that it allows us to see "an artist move 
from developing a vocabulary to articulat- 

Zemlin's The Bed Project Fig. 1 


ing a vision." It is the gift of time that has 
fueled this new journey — time to think, 
to see, to experiment, to pursue the 
searching of her creative mind. 

Gingerly now, she is attaching delicate 
paper cut-outs along two- to three-foot 
strands of thin wire with tiny magnets. 
The three joined strands lay flexed in 
anticipation until Zemlin carefully lifts 
them from the table. Springing to life, 
they tumble, coil, and twist to find their 
shape "like a slow waterfall," comments 
their creator. "I like it," she says finally, 
tying the object to a string she has hung 
from the ceiling. "There is a sense of 
movement, though the path is unpredict- 
able, where the strands start to interact 
with each other." From these bits of wire 
and paper, printed with fragments of pho- 
tographs of leaves, trees in winter, paint- 
ings of the Dunhuang Grottos in China 
Zemlin first saw on a faculty trip there 
in 2004, the work takes on a remarkable 
sense of life. It is a magical moment, one 
of many that began more 1 5 years ago. 

Back then, Zemlin constructed elegant 
Japanese Gifu lanterns of handmade 
paper and wood (see cover and fig. 1 ), 
sometimes patterned with images from 
nature. Philosophically, the Minnesota- 

38 Andover | Winter 2011 

born artist is deeply tied to the environ- 
ment, which motivated her to create 
works that critique genetic manipulation 
of nature. That work led to an interest in 
the negative spaces at the openings of the 
lanterns (fig. 2), which evolved further to 
an interest in the negative spaces between 
the branches of leafless trees or the veins 
of dragonfly wings. These spaces became 
patterns that, when cut out and joined to- 
gether, formed clusters of cell-like shapes, 
and with shading began to look like posi- 
tive spaces, almost anatomical structures 
(fig. 3). They reminded Zemlin of her 
fathers work. A highly respected anato- 
mist, Willard Zemlin wrote a classic text 
on speech pathology — for which he had 
enlisted his daughter's artistic talent. 

Zemlin draws deeply from the natural and 
the philosophical, and also is intrigued by 
the concept of empty space. She is particu- 
larly attuned to the notions of mindfulness 
and art as meditation, which perhaps ex- 
plains why she chooses images from Chi- 
nese paintings as templates for substantial 
pieces of her explorations. Another work 

from this sabbatical is the large piece us- 
ing the outer rims of the same cut paper 
to mimic the form of a bacterial culture in 
a petn dish (fig. 4). As it "grows" across her 
studio wall, the piece takes on 
a "life" of its own. Zemlin con- 
fesses that she usually does not 
know where it's headed. She 
follows where it leads her... 
where the rich complexity of 
mind, emotion, experience, vi- 
sion, and spirituality has time to 
play out into something both si- 
multaneously abstract and real. 

Time is the gift of a sabbatical, 
a term or a year oft from teach- 
ing to pursue intellectual growth 
earned by Andover faculty after at 
least five years of service. Though 
she's been teaching art since 1991 (at 
Andover since 2002), this is her first. It 
seems it came just at the right time. "In 
the course of the last eight years of teach- 
ing I felt conceptually that my work was 
running on fumes," she admits, "making 
it much harder to maintain momentum 
for the development of ideas 
and a deeper degree of work." 
Zemlin says she needs to have 
five different things going on 
at once to be really creative — 
and the freedom to pursue 
where they take her. That has 
meant many long, solitary 
days in the yawning studio of 
the Lawrence mill building, 
days she seems to have loved. 

"I'm at my best when teach- 
ing from example. It I'm 

teaching and not making art, she 
explains, "I feel like a fraud. My teach- 
ing is not as much from direct experi- 
ence." Looking through old sketchbooks 

recently made her realize that she felt 
like "a shadow of that person [who 
populated that book]. But now," she says 
with a quiet smile, "I know how to get 
it back." She not only got it back, but is 
working toward a one-person show this 
spring at NKG, a respected gallery of 
contemporary art in Boston, and is ea- 
ger to bring fresh energy and ideas to her 
Elson classroom. 

— SallvHolm 

Figure 2 
Iris Ml 
35 x 46" 

Cut and layered Iris Prints with pastel 
Figure 3 

Iteration Wall Installation tt2 

Approx 60 x 72" 

Cut and glued digital prints on Japanese paper, insect pins 
Figure 4 

Grafting Iterations 


24 x 120" 

Inkjet prints and graphite on paper 

Andover | Winter 2011 39 


Eastern Influence 

Asia Council Launched 

Led by cochairs Henry Cho '83 and Yichen 
Zhang '82, the newly minted Andover Asia 
Council held its inaugural meeting in Hong 
Kong on November 15, 2010. Council mem- 
bers were joined by Board of Trustees President 
Oscar Tang '56 and Head of School Barbara 
Chase, as well as Bill Leahy, director of admis- 
sion, and Bill Harrold, director of Asia relations. 

The mid-fall meeting was the result of al- 
most two years of planning and preliminary 
meetings between alumni leaders in Asia and 
Academy representatives to define the council 
and its mission. Members represent geograph- 
ically diverse regions, including Beijing, Hong 
Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Seoul, Shanghai, 
Singapore, and Tokyo. 

The Asia Council will work with the Academy 
to strengthen Andover's presence in the region 
and enhance its communications and connec- 
tions with alumni and parents. The council has 
agreed to focus on five strategic areas: admis- 
sions, alumni and parent relations, faculty 
initiatives, student summer experiences, and 

The full council (list at right) will meet at least 
once a year, with the Executive Committee 
meeting two to three times a year. 

— Bill Harrold, director of Asia Relations 

Following the Asia Council's inaugural meeting earlier in the day, a regional reception was held at the 
American Club in Hong Kong. Here, Board President Oscar Tang '56 and Head of School Barbara 
Landis Chase join some of the Asia Council members in attendance. From left are Tang, Henry 
Cho '83 (cochair), John Charlton '59, Yichen Zhang '82 (cochair), Chase, W. Gage McAfee '61, 
Stephen King '83, Chien Lee '71, Jake Lynch '86, Joseph Bae '90, and Harold Kim '82. 

Henry Cho '83 (cochair), 
Hong Kong 

Yichen Zhang '82 (cochair), 
Beijing/Hong Kong 

'Joseph Bae '90, Hong Kong 
Anindya Bakrie '92, Indonesia 
Benjamin Cha '91, Hong Kong 
John Charlton '59, Hong Kong 

'Alicia Eastman '93, Hong Kong 
Daniel Fujii '82, Japan 

Asia Council Members 

Nobuhisa Ishizuka 78, Japan 

Lillian Kiang '96, Hong Kong 

*Byung-Pyo Kim 79, Korea 

Harold Kim '82, Hong Kong 

Samuel Kim '81, Singapore 

Stephen King '83, Hong Kong 

*Chien Lee 71, Hong Kong 
(Andover charter trustee) 

Jake Lynch '86, Shanghai 

W. Gage McAfee '61, Hong Kong 

'Bryan Miller '66, Singapore 
Nikki Ng '98, Hong Kong 
William Schultz 79, Philippines 
Ing-Nan Shen '85, Shanghai 

'Danforth Thomas 75, Japan 

ScobieWard '84, Hong Kong 

'Xiang-Dong Yang '83, 
Shanghai/Hong Kong 

'Executive Committee 

Alums Honored 
during Expanded 
Leaders' Weekend 

Leaders' Weekend brought nearly 280 
alumni and guests to campus in early 
November in an unusual pairing of alum- 
ni meetings and the annual fall Andover- 
Exeter games. Director of Alumni Affairs 
Debby Murphy '86 decided to combine 
the events on alternate years, when 
Andover plays host to the fabled rivalry, 
in hopes of increasing young alumni 
participation and encouraging school 
spirit. The weekend was judged a hearty 
success as alumni enjoyed sparkling fall 
weather, a "new" Addison Gallery and 
Andover Inn, a wonderful dinner to hon- 
or veterans on Veterans Day, productive 
alumni council meetings, and four victo- 
ries out of five on the playing fields. 

At the Leaders Recognition Dinner on Friday night, six alumni were 
honored with Distinguished Service Awards by Alumni Council President Susan Uric 
Donahue '73 and Secretary of the Academy Peter Ramsey. Sharing the stage are (from left) 
David A, Othmer '59, Susan Watrous Wagg '56, Johnson B. Lightfoote '69, Marjorie Wellin 
King '75, Richard B. King '75, Ramsey, Donahue, and Joseph C. Mcsics '53. 


Andover | Winter 201 1 


First Auction Shaping Up to be a Winner! 

A Shelby Cobra car, a week in Provence or Scotland, Celtics playoff 
tickets, courtside Lakers seats and a gourmet dinner, behind-the-scenes 
passes at MTV — Bid on Blue, the Andover Auction to Support 
Financial Aid, promises bidding opportunities on these 
items and much more. Fine art, theatre tickets, and 
adventure travel are just some of the offerings auc 
tion organizers hope will entice alumni, parents, 
and friends to support scholarships for deserving 
youth from every quarter. 

"Bid on Blue is an opportunity for the world- 
wide Andover community to join together — 
virtually or in person — for a fun and spirited 
auction to support financial aid," says Janet 
Cathcart, auction director. "Educating and inspir- 
ing youth from every quarter is more than a slogan; 
it's a mission. But it's also expensive to maintain, and 
this is an opportunity for everyone to support this 
worthy cause." 

to support financial aid 

Charlottesville, Va. The auction dinner — 
including live auction, silent auction, and 

remote bidding — is planned for November 5, 201 1 , on campus in 
the Smith Center. All events are open to the entire PA com- 
munity and to anyone else who believes in the accessibility 
of an Andover education. 

Andover's commitment to students from across the so- 
cioeconomic spectrum is embodied in its need-blind 
admission policy. The Board of Trustees not only ad- 
opted the policy in 2008, they maintained it despite 
the economic downturn. Having the vision and con- 
fidence to stay the course in challenging economic 
times has been a distinguishing factor for Andover 
and a point of pride for alumni. Andover's goal is to 
secure need-blind admission in perpetuity, but until the 
endowment goal is met the Academy must continue 
to rely on annual, current use funding to support 
students in this comprehensive way. 

The global online auction begins October 14 and runs 
through November 3, 2011. "Start the Bidding" parties are being 
planned for October in areas around the country, including Los Angeles, 
San Diego, San Francisco, New York City, Washington, D.C., Miami, and 

For more information about Bid on Blue, to donate 
an item, or to learn how you can help, contact Janet Cathcart at 
978-749-4672 or 

Hatcher '05 Receives 
National Honor; 
Invites Former CAMD 
Dean as Guest 

One reason Kevin Hatcher '05 (far right) 
invited Bobby Edwards (right) to be his 
guest when Hatcher was honored with a 
$2,000 scholarship at the Human Rights 
Campaign (HRC) gala in Washington, D.C., 
in October, was that Edwards lived in the 
city. But that wasn't the main reason. The 
two met when Hatcher arrived at Andover from 
innercity Detroit as a 13-year-old struggling, he 
says, with his sexual identity. Edwards, then dean 
of Community and Multicultural Development 
(CAMD) "always made himself available. I was in 
denial and afraid," Hatcher remembers. "Bobby 
was the first black gay man I knew and could look 
up to. He was proud of who he was. It had an 
impact on me." 

The scholarship from HRC, the largest gay, lesbian, 
bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization 
in the country, will help Hatcher in his senior year 
at Emory University in Atlanta, where he majors 
in French and is active on campus in the Office 


for LGBT Life. He also holds a full-time 
job with AID Atlanta, the city's largest 
HIV/AIDS service organization, where he 
works with gay African American men to 
help reduce the spread of HIV infections. 
"I fit everything in," he admits, adding, 
"I cultivated my capacity for hard work 
at Andover." In May, he'll learn the 
outcome of his application for a Fulbnght 

"Kevin is extraordinarily confident 
and capable," says Edwards, "and I 
am enormously impressed with how 
comfortable he is in his own skin." Edwards, 
who acknowledges his role in Hatcher's life, 
says, "We have a responsibility as educators to 
be positive examples of living life authentically 
and to model the true diversity of the world." 

Still mentoring, Edwards is now associate 
director of admission and director of financial 
aid at McLean School of Maryland, a K-12 
school in Potomac, Md. "When I lay down 
my head for the last time," he says, "it will 
feel good to know I wasn't just taking up 
space all these years." 

— Paula Trespas 

Andover I Winter 201 1 



South African astrophysicist 
Lerothodi Leeuw '88 is part 
of an international team that 
discovered a new method 
of studying the 
history of the 
universe and had 
a paper published 
in the November 
issue of Science... 
Cleopatra takes 
center stage 
(again) thanks to 
a well-received new 
biography by a Pulitzer Prize 
winner Stacy Schiff '78... 
President George H.W. 
Bush '42 and cellist and 
past parent Yo-Yo Ma were 
among this year's recipients 
named to 
receive the 
Medal of 
Freedom ... 

Stella '54 has been awarded 
the National Medal of Arts . . . 
Medal of Honor-winner 
Capt. Tom Hudner '43 

(U.S. Navy ret.) tossed the 
coin at the start of the 111th 
annual Army- Navy game in 
Pianist Sophie 
'08 has released 
her first CD with 
her mother, 
flutist Julie 
Scolnik, called 
Salut d'Amour & 
Other Songs of 
Love... Lambros 
Theofanidis '08 has won 
a $47,500 grant from the 
Penn Green Fund to make 
his fraternity, the Castle 
greener; he will repay 
the fund through cost 
savings . . . Two alums 
from the Class of '94, 
Tanya Sheehan 
and Eric 
have joined 
forces to 
create an art 
at Johnson 

& Johnson World 
Headquarters in New 

Tim Richards '81 
has been named head 
of Pomfret School in 
Connecticut... Ranie Pearce 
'79 celebrated her big 5-0 by 
swimming across the Strait 
of Gibraltar last July... Susan 
Vernon '75 has won a 
world championship 
title in "Traditional 
Weapons" from 
the world's 
largest martial arts 
organization, the 
American Taekwondo 
Association . . . Who is the top 
ranked player on the World 
Poker Tour? Former Wall 
St. derivatives 
trader Andy 
'91 ... Tailor 
Dortona '12 danced 
down Broadway 
in November in the 
venerable Macy's 
Thanksgiving Day 

Sleepy Hollow 
Books, the creation of Amy 
Spaulding '83, published 
its first title last fall called 
Yuri's Brush with 
Magic... Gibby 
"Trey Green" 
Greenway '95 
released his 
second album, 
The Awesomeness, 
in October... His 
classmate Lon Haber's 
original musical, Project: 
Wonderland, was nominated 
for five Ovation awards ... On 
the acting side of film, Tom 
McDonell '04 has the lead in 
the new Disney film due out 
this spring, Prom ... and there 
has been an unconfirmed 
sighting of A. Montague 
Fitzpatrick '40 at a French 
resort cavorting with the 

Andover Vets Honored on November 11 

Tom Beaton '73 (right) shares a moment at the Alumni Veterans Day 
Dinner with guest speaker CmJr. Rob Patrick '88. Tlte two have teamed up 
with several other alums to organize an Andover military affinity group. 

^ee will ear Cmdr. Patrick's speech at 

With Old Glory snapping in the 
wind above Flagstaff Court, 
Andover students, faculty, and 
staff gathered to pay tribute 
to the PA men and women 
who have served in the U.S. 
Armed Forces. Veterans Day 
was further marked by a dinner 
and program that evening in 
McKeen Hall that featured 
Cmdr. Rob Patrick '88, a highly 
decorated navy flyer who now 
commands the Red Lancers of 
Patrol Squadron TEN. 

Patrick was introduced by . 
assistant dean of faculty Nancy 
Lang '83 and army veteran 
Tom Beaton '73. Beaton and 

Patrick have formed a dynamic 
friendship that has led to some 
remarkable Non Sibi Day projects 
benefiting, among others, 
orphanages in Djibouti and 
military families in Florida. 

Earlier in the day Patrick, Beaton, 
Marine Maj. Seth Moulton '97, 
and armed services enthusiast 
Harry Flynn '75 met on campus 
to launch a military affinity 
group. They are organizing 
Andover veterans and active 
duty military to encourage 
connections among them and to 
help students explore education 
and career opportunities in 
military service. 

42 Andover | Winter 201 1 

Phillips Academy Alumni Events, October 2010-January 2011 

Highlighted by the first gathering of the new Asia Council (see story, page 40), alumni events drew hundreds of alumni, 
parents, and friends to a rich mix of opportunities to reconnect and share commitment to Andover. In May, the venue list 
will add Moscow, with Malinda Blustain, director of the R.S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, in attendance. 

Upcoming Events Campus Events 

January 10 

Miami, Fla. 

Regional Event 

January 15 Andover Alumni Hockey Game 

January 1 1 


Regional Event 

June 6 Andover Commencement 

February 12 

Greater LA Area 

Regional Event 

June 10-12 Andover Reunion Weekend 

February 23 

Washington, D.C. 

Young Alumni Event 

March 16 

Charleston, S C. 

Regional Event 

March 16 

Sarasota, Fla. 

Regional Event 

March 17 

Naples, Fla. 

Regional Event 

For additional listings, please visit the Office of Alumni Affairs 
event calendar at 

April 27 


Campaign Celebration 

May 15 


Regional Event 


The Chill of Night 

by James Hayman '59 
Minotaur Books 

Closely following 
his successful debut 
novel, The Cutting, 
Hayman continues 
the gripping story 
of Portland, Maine, 
detective Michael McCabe. In this crime 
thriller sequel, McCabe must race to find 
a serial killer before he strikes again, while 
also grappling with his own unresolved 
rage toward his ex- wife. 

The Last Banana: 
Dancing with 
the Watu 

by Shelby Tucker '53 
Stacey International 

After writing two 
books about Burma, 
traveler Tucker chron- 
icles his 16 visits to 
sub-Saharan Africa over the past 43 years. 
Hosted by an Oxford classmate who lives 
in Tanganyika, Tanzania, Tucker comes 
to know the native watu (folk) and their 
history and shares tales of his adventures 
and perspectives. 

The War Lovers 

by Evan Thomas '69 
Little, Brown 

Subtitled Roosevelt, 
Lodge, Hearst, and the 
Rush to Empire, 1898, 
acclaimed historian 
Thomas's latest work 
examines the powerful 
personalities involved in America's rush 
into the Spanish American War. Thomas's 
perceptive insights into man's pull toward 
war provide vital lessons for today. In the 
book's acknowledgments, Thomas calls 
PA history instructor Kathleen Dalton 
"Roosevelt's most insightful biographer." 

U.S. Peacefare 

Dane F. Smith Jr. '58 

Peacefare Professor Smith, 

former U.S. ambas- 
sador to Senegal and 
to Guinea, surveys 
^saaSSSsBSHB the U.S. government 
agencies charged with peace-building 
initiatives. Smith provides a history of 
such efforts; examines the roles played by 
the National Security Council, Depart- 
ment of State, Department of Defense, 
U.S. Agency for International Develop- 
ment, and U.S. Institute for Peace; and 
offers recommendations for reform. 

m i 


The First 
World War 

by William Kelleher 
Storey '83 
Rowman and 

As the book's subtitle, 
A Concise Global 
History, suggests, Storey provides a global 
perspective on the social, technological, 
political, and military history of World 
War I. Part of its publisher's "Exploring 
World History" series, the book puts a 
human face on the war and its extensive 
worldwide impact. 

Modm K \l lO\ 
TO Control 
I h \m Dim \m 

Modification to 
Control Heart 

by Donald S. 
Shepard '65 
Jones and Bartlett 

Shepard examines 
published scientific 
research addressing the effectiveness of 
treating heart disease through lifestyle 
modification, including its cost-effec- 
tiveness and the disparities in treatment 
based on gender, race, and geographic 
area. The research suggests that lifestyle 
modification is effective and economical 
but underutilized. 

The U.S.A. 
Pavilion: Expo 
2010 Shanghai 

by Frank Lavin '75 
Editions Didier Millet 

Lavin, former U.S. ambassador to the 
Republic of Singapore (2001-2005), 
served as chair of the U.S. pavilion steer- 
ing committee for World Expo Shanghai 
2010. This official U.S. pavilion commem- 
orative book, which was edited by Lavin, 
is packed with designs, colorful photos, 
maps, and commentaries. 


Capital Rising 

by Peter Cohan '75 
and U. Srinivasa 

Palgrave MacMillan 


Subtitled How Capital 
Flows Are Changing 
Business Systems All 
Over the World, this 
book documents how the globaliza- 
tion of venture capital and investments 
impacts worldwide business activities and 
entrepreneurial competitiveness. Capital 
Rising also covers recommendations and 
implications for managers, capital provid- 
ers, and policymakers. 

Seahawk Hunting 

by Randall Peffer, 
Bleak House 

Peffer's second book 
-f— in his Seahawk Trilogy 
^^^m .^^^| continues the daring 
fie»^a^H exploits of Capt. 

Raphael Semmes of 
the Confederate navy. The Civil War is in 
full swing while Semmes, surrounded by 
the enemy, waits in Gibraltar for delivery 
of his new ship, the fastest commercial 
raider of its time. Intrigue, destruction, 
and desperation abound. 

— These capsule notices were prepared 
by Sharon Magnuson. 

Been published recently? Please send your booh to Sharon Magnuson, Office of Communication, Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover MA 01810-4161. 
After your book is announced, it will be donated to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library. Autographed copies appreciated'. Regrettably, due to 
the high volume of books written by alumni, we cannot announce self-published books, but will forward them to the OWHL. 

44 Andover | Winter 201 1 

The Campaign for 



on the 

'Breaking Boundaries' 

by Victoria A. Harnish 

Fifty-five years after an 
Andover oar first sliced 
through the waters of the 
Merrimack, plans are under- 
way to provide crew with a new 
location on the river. "We have 
outgrown where we are," says Pete 
Washburn, crew coach, math in- 
structor, and parent of seven An- 
dover alumni. "The new spot will 
put us on a stretch of the river that 
is much more conducive to rowing." 
The additional land also will provide 
Andover with opportunities to host 
more crews. 

Acquiring used boats from Harvard, 
Yale, and Princeton back in 1955, 
Coach Bill Brown '34, P'62, '65, 
'68 established crew at Andover 
in spring of the following year. 
(Brown passed away on Novem- 
ber 14; see In Memoriam on page 
120.) The program quickly took 
hold and thrived for decades. 


/ \ 

In the late 1970s, though, 
Andover was at a cross- 
roads. Needing both a new 
boathouse and a new coach, the 
Academy had to decide whether 
to continue or disband the sport. 
In perhaps the nick of time in 1979, 
Andover found Washburn, who 
at the time was teaching and coach- 
ing with his wife, Kit, at St. Mark's 
School in Southborough, Mass. The 
Washburns were asked to take a 
leap of faith as the school began to 
navigate crew's future. "I had a good 
feeling that Andover would decide to 
keep the program," says Washburn. 
"This is not a sport that easily dies." 

That commitment is evidenced in 
the stories told by today's rowers. 
"This is a sport that requires as much 
mental stamina as it does physical," 
says Julian Danziger '11. "It's about 
persevering through challenging 
times." This year's girls' crew 

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continued from previous page 

captain agrees: '"Breaking Boundaries' is my motto," says Katie 
Fanikos '11. "It's important to push yourself a little harder than 
you did last time." Both Danziger's and Fanikos's mothers rowed 
at Andover. 

"I was a lacrosse player, and I expected to continue that," says 
Fanikos. But after picking up an oar in the spring of her junior year, 
she quickly became impassioned about the sport. "It's an indi- 
vidual sport as much as it is a team sport," she says. "You work 
as hard as you can because you know everyone on your team is 
doing the same." 

Danziger also entered Andover as a lacrosse player. "My mother 
[Lucy Danziger 78] wanted me to row, but I rebelled my first year 
here." It was Danziger's best friend who convinced him to give it a 
try. He took up the sport his lower year, stuck with it, and plans to 
row at Dartmouth next fall. 

Henry Kennelly, a lower, is a beginner, having rowed for the first 
time last spring. "As a very competitive person, I believe crew is 
the ultimate competition," he says. "There are no refs to make 
calls, no time-outs. It's all about your attitude and your commit- 
ment." Kennelly's father was an Olympic rower. 

Collegiality permeates every discussion about crew at Andover. 
There is a true sense of family on the water. "Coach Luc [Kathryn 
Lucier Green] fosters a welcoming environment," says Fanikos. 
"She's incredibly inspirational and provides us with the motivation 
we need to keep up the energy." 

Last spring, Green led her team to its strongest recent showing 
at the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association (NEIRA) 
Championship Regatta. Winning, though, is not what Fanikos 
focuses on during the race. "I need to think about the girls I'm row- 
ing with and push myself as hard as the rest of the team." 

As Andover prepares to relocate up the river, "utilitarian" is 
the word often used to describe the new boathouse. "I frequently 
remind our students that the boathouse does not make you fast," 
says Washburn. "We are not interested in a palace, but we do look 
forward to additional space." Though many won't still be row- 
ing for Andover when the project is completed, the students are 
most interested in the new course and increased storage space. 
"Andover will have a six-lane course and a much straighter, flatter 
one," says Danziger with excitement. Additionally, this new course 
will provide a much better spectator-experience with wider, more 
open views of the river. 

In August 2010, Andover announced that it had entered into an 
agreement with a General GMC truck dealership in Methuen, 
Mass., to purchase its building and surrounding 5.8 acres. 
Describing the proposed facility as "elegant industrial," Trustee 
Building Committee Chair Shelly Guyer 78 views this project as 

a stellar example of adaptive reuse. "The boathouse will be 
extremely functional and useful as the program grows," she says. 
The development plan will largely be one of restoring the land- 
scape—currently a parking lot— and sprucing up the building to 
serve as a boathouse. 

One week before Bill Brown's death in November, trustees re- 
affirmed their support of the crew program by giving a green light 
to the project, which should be completed within three years. 

Changing the lives of many students, crew is here to stay at 
Andover. "Whenever something seems difficult, I just remind 
myself, '500 meters to go,'" concludes Fanikos. 

Friends of Andover Crew 

"When my daughter first started crew at Andover, she 
came home and said, I've figured out what I want to 
do for the rest of my life,' " says Sam Darby. "She was 
hooked on rowing the very first day." Today, Michelle 
Darby '07 rows for the University of Washington. Her 
father continues to keep Andover's crew fans updated 
regularly. Friends of Andover Crew formed as a way to 
help parents understand the sport and a means to orga- 
nize in support of their children on race days. It has since 
evolved into a group of more than 1,800 alumni, par- 
ents, and friends who connect through e-mail and meet 
at races. Darby keeps the friends informed with regular 
newsletters and a comprehensive website, where they 
can find race stats, photos, and the history of crew. 

He and crew devotees already are making plans to cele- 
brate the completion of the new boathouse. "The 2006 
Andover Henley boat hopes to race the 2003 Andover 
Henley boat when the program takes to the water in its 

new location," says Darby. 

To learn more about Friends of Andover Crew, visit 

Support for the Boathouse $6,500,000 

To learn more about how you can contribute to the boathouse project, please contact Christine Adams, director of 
development, at 978-749-4288 or To make a gift online, visit 

II BLUEprint | Winter 201 1 

Chip '85 and Burwell Schorr Create Their Second Endowed Scholarship Fund 

by Victoria A. Harnish 

With a hearty laugh and a warm, 
charismatic personality, Chip 
Schorr '85 exudes compassion 
and generosity. Though he is a 
gregarious man, he tends to keep 
his philanthropy private. "Mak- 
ing a gift is very personal," Schorr 
says. "As a rule, my wife and I 
choose to give anonymously." 

At Andover, though, Schorr hopes to encourage fel- 
low alumni to support the school. "The two years I was 
there were life-changing in terms of the trajectory the 
school put me on, the things I learned, the eye-opening 
opportunities, and the phenomenal classes," he says. 
"For me, giving to Andover is all about acknowledging 
the incredible experience." In honor of his 20th Reunion, 
Schorr created the Paul C. Schorr IV Scholarship Fund. 

Schorr describes his first trimester at Andover as one of 
his most difficult anywhere. "Sitting in Nat Smith's math 
class, I wondered what I was doing there. About seven 
years of math lessons were packed into those first few 
months." Now a senior managing director of a corporate 
private equity group, Schorr can't escape math. "By the 
end of my upper year, Mr. Smith had me scoring fives 
and sixes on those exams. He transformed my skills and 
changed my life." 

That gratitude to Andover and to Nat Smith— a fac- 
ulty member for 40 years— led Schorr and his wife, 
Burwell, to create their second endowed scholarship 
fund at Andover— this one in Smith's name. "It's incred- 
ible to think about the way in which Andover faculty 
dedicate their lives to the school and its students," ex- 
plains Schorr, a member of the Financial Aid Taskforce. 
"Everyone who graduated from Andover had a teacher 
who helped to change his or her life in some way." 

A Nebraskan living in New York City, Schorr harkens 
back to his great-grandfather's support of health care 
and hospitals during the Depression. "Philanthropy al- 
ways has been something we do— like breathing and 
eating. I'm trying to instill this in my own children." 

He maintains his connection to his home state by at- 
tending nearly all University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
football games. "Football is a religion in Nebraska," he 
comments. The university is another priority for Schorr, 
where he and his sister named the computer science 
center in honor of their parents— both UNL alumni. 

"I was fortunate because my family could send me to 
Andover," Schorr says. "The Nathaniel Baldwin Smith 
Scholarship Fund hopefully will open avenues for 
students who don't typically know about a school such 
as Andover." 

Pianist Maxwell Meyer '08, the first Paul C. 
Schorr IV Scholarship student, spoke and per- 
formed at the New York City celebration of The 
Campaign for Andover in December. Meyer, of 
Spearfish, S.D., shared with guests his gratitude 
to Chip Schorr and all who support Andover. The 
following is an excerpt of his speech. 

I'm a tangible example of youth from every quarter. I 
applied in 2005 as a Midwestern kid with a passion 
for jazz music. At that point, as a sophomore, I had 
taken all of the AP classes in my local high school. 

Fortunately, Andover came on my radar— perfectly 
timed. I visited campus and fell in love with it. 

I come from a very proud, hard-working, middle- 
income background, and it wouldn't have been an 
option for me to attend Andover had it not been for 
a lot of you in this room— and a few individuals in 

I mean it when I say there's not a day that goes by 
when I don't think about my supporters who have 
been there for me the whole time. My main benefac- 
tor is from the Midwest and has a passion for jazz 
music as well. I am incredibly grateful for his generos- 
ity and that of others. 

I'm in a study group at Harvard with television an- 
chor Charlie Gibson. His parting advice this semester 
was 'Whatever you do in life, matter. Have an impact.' 
That's exactly what all of you in this room do. 

A Visit to hear 
Meyer's full speech and jazz performance. 

WINTER 2011 
Volume 2, Number 1 

BLUEpnnt is published 
three times a year by the 
Office of Communication 
as an insert in Andover. 
the magazine of Phillips 


Victoria A. Harnish 
Director of Campaign 

Assistant Editors 

Jill Clerkin 
Stacy Gillis 

Contributing Writer 

Barbara LeBlanc 


Ken Puleo 


Neil Evans 
Michael Malyszko 
Gil Talbot 

f 2011 Phillips Academy. 
Andover. Mass 

Phillips Academy 


Honoring Nancy Rockwell's 'Brief but Spectacular Life' 

by Stacy Gillis 

For Nancy Rockwell 76, non sibi was a way of life, not 
just the motto of the school she loved. It's what de- 
fined her life and how her life's mission lives on 
in Andover students today, 28 years after her 
death. "Non sibi was the perfect fit for Nancy," 
reflects her father, John Rockwell. "She was 
deeply influenced by the transformative 
quality of education at Andover, and she 
devoted her life to helping deserving chil- 
dren. Her legacy today breathes life into 
Andover's ideal of educating youth from 
every quarter." 

In July 1982, Nancy Rockwell and her hus- 
band, co-instructors of an Outward Bound 
expedition, led a group of inner-city students 
on a hiking trip in the White Mountains of New 
Hampshire. As a storm approached, she directed 
her group to safety, but was struck and killed by a 
single bolt of lightning. "Nancy loved nature, and she 
loved helping kids who needed a second chance, so it was 
somehow more tolerable that she died doing something she 
loved," explains her father. 

As a memorial to Nancy, her parents established a scholarship 
fund in her name to send deserving students to Andover, who, 
despite unusual life and financial circumstances, would benefit 
from the opportunities afforded by an Andover 
education. Twenty-one Rockwell Scholars 
have graduated from the Academy to date. On 
November 2, 2010, caring, compassion, and 
commitment came together as the Rockwell 
family joined Head of School Barbara Landis 
Chase in welcoming friends, donors, current 
and past scholarship recipients, and faculty to 
celebrate the success of the Nancy G. Rockwell 
76 Scholarship Fund and Nancy's legacy. 

It is a tribute to Nancy and her enduring non sibi 
spirit that a large number of the fund's contrib- 
utors, many of whom returned to campus for 
the celebration, have no direct affiliation with 
the Academy. The fund has grown substantially 
in recent years; John has personally reached out 
to friends and business associates. 

may not be Andover alumni but share the same val- 
ues," says John. "They want to help because of 
the type of person Nancy was and because this 
scholarship is a reflection of her." 

Friends like Tom and Kate Chappell, cofound- 
ers of Tom's of Maine natural personal-care 
products, are glad to be a part of the Rock- 
well family tradition of giving. "Kate and I 
support the Nancy Rockwell Scholarship 
because Nancy's personal philosophy of 
helping others to have a chance is embed- 
ded in her family's legacy," explains Tom. 
"John and his wife, Lorraine, have consis- 
tently shared their abilities and kindness in 
service to others." 

Drew Rockwell, Nancy's brother and parent of 
Louisa '06, reinforces Nancy's commitment to chil- 
dren who grow up in unfortunate circumstances. "The 
teamwork among a school, a family, and generous donors 
ensures that deserving young people will continue to have an 
opportunity at Andover and that Nancy's dream will be fulfilled," 
Drew says. Current Rockwell Scholar Chris Kerrigan 11 agrees. 
"I realize that none of the amazing Andover opportunities would 
be available to me if not for the generosity of the Rockwell fam- 
ily and friends. Without this scholarship, I would never have 
been able to experience the thrill of Andover- 
Exeter weekend or throw a Frisbee on the 
Great Lawn— not to mention face the rigor of an 
AP Chinese course." 

Don McNemar, Phillips Academy head of school 
from 1981 to 1994, was Nancy's professor at 
Dartmouth College prior to joining Andover's 
faculty. "It is wonderful to return to Andover 32 
years after I met Nancy at Dartmouth and see 
her work continuing," he says. "She lived a brief 
but spectacular life, and she inspired all of us 
to carry on her work so that deserving young 
people have the opportunity to experience An- 
dover, where non sibi values make a difference." 

"Life is about relationships, not transactions. 
I have wonderful friends and colleagues who 

John Rockwell greets Britta and 
Don McNemar at the Nancy G. 
Rockwell '76 Scholarship Fund dinner. 

The scholarship currently supports three 
students at Phillips Academy. The Rock- 
well family and Academy's goal is to raise 
additional funds to support a Rockwell Scholar 
in every graduating class far into the future. 

To make your gift to the Nancy G. Rockwell 76 Scholarship Fund, please visit or 
contact Gail Mansfield in the Office of Academy Resources at or 978-749-4290. 


BLUEprmt | Winter 2011 

Integrative Learning Widens Lens Beyond Single Subject 

by Barbara LeBlanc 

Lorenzo Conte is a faith-filled upper with a 
restless mind. An active member of Phillips 
Academy's Christian Fellowship, he sought 
to examine the beliefs that he expects will 
always be a driving force in his life. 

"I wanted to place my faith in a broader 
global context," says the day student from 
Methuen, Mass. "I wanted my beliefs to 
be grounded." 

In the fall, Conte signed up for Global Islams, 
a course taught by philosophy and reli- 
gious studies instructor Diane Moore that 
not only explores the faith's many dimen- 
sions, but also views it through music, his- 
tory, art, literature, social realities, and the 
media. Conte came to recognize the per- 
vasive influence of religion on any society 
and found a framework to challenge his 
own beliefs and assumptions. In the end, 
his faith was strengthened in a new way. 

"It's the best class I've taken to date," he 
says. "Some classes avoid the big ques- 
tions. In this class, you confront them." 

Conte'senthusiasm illustrates what Moore 
and other advocates say is the power of 
integrative learning. "The tremendous 
human challenges of our global soci- 
ety need a different kind of knowledge," 
says Moore. "Problems such as global 
warming, violence, poverty, and terrorism 
require a widely integrated understanding 
of the confluence of issues, the conflu- 
ence of forces that are involved in order to 
arrive at creative solutions." 

Dean of Faculty Temba Maqubela attri- 
butes this need for integrative teaching to 
the global environment in which today's 
students are living. "The explosion of in- 
formation through technology and new 
discoveries and the access students have 
to such information in a rapidly shrink- 
ing world requires an approach to learn- 
ing that must integrate the expertise of 
all faculty," says Maqubela. "Faculty from 
varying disciplines provide examples that 

"Problems such as 
global warming, violence, 
poverty, and terrorism 
require a widely 
integrated understanding 
of the confluence of 
issues, the confluence of 
forces that are involved 
in order to arrive at 
creative solutions." 

—Diane Moore 

enrich the discourse, offering students an 
innovative learning mechanism." 

Thanks to a grant from the Abbot Acade- 
my Association, Moore and English teach- 
er Seth Bardo will introduce next winter a 
new course, Global Encounters, which they 
hope will serve as a model for expanding 
integrative learning at the Academy. The 
grant will provide seed money for the type 
of integrative learning that the Academy 
plans to continue as it seeks to endow 
these programs. 

Moore and Bardo will teach the class as 
a team, leading students in exploring glo- 
balization and its effects around the world. 
Students who complete the first course 
can take Global Connections, a spring 
course in which students will continue 
learning about the effects of globalization 
while also engaging in a service-learning 
project of their own design. 

Working with Chad Green, director of PA's 
Community Service Program, the class will 
offer opportunities for service in nearby 
Lawrence, Mass., during the first year and 
add South Africa and India or China in the 
second and third years. 

Bardo first used this method two decades 
ago, when he introduced Hard Rain, a look 
at the Vietnam War through fiction and 
film, with art instructors Jim Sheldon and 
Shirley Veenema, now art department 
chair. He also collaborated with art teach- 
er Elaine Crivelli on Rosebud, a course 
exploring themes of American identity. 

"It quickly became apparent that teach- 
ing was enriched if you paired up with a 
teacher of a different discipline," he says. 
"Kids always are looking for connections." 

More than five years ago, when his stu- 
dents started raising points they had 
learned in a class with Moore, Bardo 
gave her a call. The result was Suffering, 
Resistance, and Hope, a multidisciplinary 
examination of global conflict. 

Morissa Sobelson '05 attributes experienc- 
es in that class to her success as a student 
at Tufts University; as an intern in the New 
York City Urban Fellows Program; and in 
her current job as an advisor to New York's 
deputy mayor for health and human ser- 
vices. "It provided me with the intellectual 
underpinnings to think across the worlds 
of science, social science, and health to 
find ways to help people," she says. 

When you look at maps showing New 
York City's highest poverty, homicide, 
and school drop-out rate areas, you 
are really looking at a single map, says 
Sobelson. "We can't address these prob- 
lems as a people or a government if we 
deal with them in isolation. You need to 
look at the environment as a whole. I be- 
lieve I bring that to my work, and I don't 
know if I would without the experiences 
I had at Andover." 

To learn more about how you can support Andover's faculty and the innovative learning experiences they 
provide, please contact Christine Adams, director of development, at 978-749-4288 or cadams(a> 

BLUEphnt | Winter 20 1 1 V 


CAMPAIGN TRAIL | DECEMBER 7, 2010 | The Campaign for Andover | Gotham Hall | New York City 

8. Zahra Bhaiwala '10 and Head of School Barbara Landis Chase 

9. 2001 alumni: Amita Singh, Elka Gruenberg, Alex Finerman, 
Andrew Tucker, Eric Newman, Ramesh Donthamsetty, 
Caitlin Henningsen, Sarah Kline, and Misty Muscatel 

10. Ritchey Banker Howe '82 

11. Alex Navab '83, Trustee Steve Sherrill 71, P'05, '07, '10, 
Kitty Sherrill, P'05, '07, '10, and Tony Schulte '47, P'78 

12. President of the Board Oscar L. Tang '56, Argie Tang, 
and Board Treasurer Tom Israel '62, P'94 

13. Gotham Hall 



Bulfinch Hall, designed by Asher 
Benjamin to replace the Academy 
schoolhouse that burned in 1818, 
is the oldest classroom building on 
campus. From the 1840s through 
the early 1930s, it served as a 
gymnasium and a dining hall; it 
has been the English department's 
home base since 1938. Renovating 
and expanding Bulfinch Hall is a 
priority in the current campaign. 

Tuition covers about 53 percent 
of the cost of educating today's 
students; the remaining 47 percent 
comes from philanthropy. Thus, 
all students receive some form 
of financial assistance. The true 
cost of educating each student at 
Andover is approximately $72,000 
per year. 

Andover's student to teacher ratio 
is 5 to 1. 

This school year, the Academy 
admitted 14 percent of applicants, 
marking its most selective year 
in history. 

In FY10, 96 percent of donors 
from the youngest 20 classes 
gave online. 

In FY10, 58 percent of our new 
donors gave online. 

Class agent Roger McLean '48 led 
his class to 73 percent participation 
in the Andover Fund— one of the 
highest in FY10. 

As of mid-December, The 
Campaign for Andover secured 
$216 million in gifts and pledges 
toward its $300 million goal. 
For regular updates, please visit 

Drive to 1,000 

An ambitious new initiative to increase the number of Samuel Phillips & Sarah Abbot 
Society members— those who have remembered Andover in their wills— is underway. 
The Gift Planning Committee will focus on Project 1,000 over the course of the next 
two years. 

Charles Hirschler '72, P'13, vice-chair of the committee, believes that with 19,000 
"reachable" alumni, 1,000 total members is attainable. "It's a nice round number, 
50 percent more than today's membership, and it seems a good goal given the loyalty of 
our alumni base," says Hirschler. "In addition, estate gifts are a wonderful second pillar to 
the Andover Fund." 

The society currently consists of 675 members and, while the majority have qualified for 
"Sam & Sarah" membership by making a revocable provision in their wills or trusts, approx- 
imately one-third have established life income gifts. These mutually beneficial arrange- 
ments provide lifetime income for the donor along with an immediate tax deduction. 

"Past experience tells us that we're only aware of one-third of the estate provisions for 
the Academy, so we know that the numbers are out there," observes David Flash, P'14, 
Andover's director of gift planning. "Our hope is that by making more Andover support- 
ers aware of the critical role of estate gifts, those with existing provisions will self-identify 
and those who are interested in creating a new legacy will contact us so that we can help 
them do so." 

P^M To learn how you can join the Samuel Phillips & Sarah Abbot Society, 

please visit or contact the gift planning 
office at 978-749-4297. 

Abbot Alumnae Tea 

In October, Betsy Parker Powell '56, P'84, '90, Mae Concemi Bradshaw '62, and Natalie 
Gillingham Schorr '62, P'95, '99 hosted a tea for Abbot Academy alumnae. Nearly two 
dozen women gathered in the School Room of Abbot Hall to enjoy each other's company 
and a presentation by Blake Hazzard Allen '66. Allen spoke about her work as project 
leader of an institute funded by the U.S. Department of State that provides leadership 
training and development for Pakistani educators. She referred to Abbot Academy as "the 
mother ship," the grounding for her later life and work. 

Alumnae from the Class of 1966 attending the tea included, from left, Beverley Armsden Daniel, 
Beth Humstone, Blake Hazzard Allen, Ruth Sisson Weiner, and Paula Cortes. 



Alfred R. McWilliams 
The Willows at Westborough 
1 Lyman St., Apt. 225 
Westborough MA 01581-1437 


PHILLIPS What a summer it must have been! 
We happy few have apparently been so busy surf- 
ing, golfing, mountain climbing — or sleeping in 
the sun — that the moth who inhabits my incom- 
ing mailbox has applied tor unemployment insur- 
ance. Come on, guys; just a postcard would help! 

Your Kindly Old Editor made the trip to 
Andover in June on Reunion Weekend, with 
son Andy '66 providing a surrogate presence for 
1933. We doubt that his costume, a bushy white 
beard and a cane, deceived anyone, though. We 
had the customary sunny day and of course the 
Clan MacPherson pipes and drums plus lunch 
under the big blue and white tent in front ot G.W 
Hall. The teature ot the day: our golf cart lead- 
ing the alumni parade, bearing the big blue 1933 
banner! Although it was the day 1 had looked 
forward to, just being back is always like this. 

Sadly, 1 close our notes with news ot the pass- 
ing of a classmate, Robert S. Ingersoll, former 
U.S. ambassador to Japan. Bob died Aug. 22, 
2010, in Evanston, 111., at the age of 96. Bob led 
an active, distinguished lite. From Andover he 
went to Yale, graduating in 1937. In 1939, he 
joined Ingersoll Steel and Disc Co., which later 
merged with Borg-Warner Corp. Borg-Warner 
attained international stature in the manufacture 
of automotive parts, and in 1961 Bob became 
chairman of the board and chief executive officer 
ot Borg-Warner, building an impressive record 
in the company's development in Eastern Asia, 
particularly in Japan. In 1972, Bob was appointed 
by President Nixon as ambassador to Japan, the 
first ambassador to that country from outside 
the state department since WWII. In this post he 
played a major part in the successful negotiations 
with Japan to restore a more favorable trade bal- 
ance between that country and the United States, 
easing the financial tension between the two 

countries. In 1 974, he was promoted to the post of 
assistant secretary of state tor East Asian and Pacific 
affairs. In 1975, he was named deputy secretary of 
state, a position he held until his retirement. 

Throughout his full life, Bob participated in 
numerous boards and foundations ranging from 
banking to the arts, education, and cultural activities. 
He is survived by three daughters, 1 1 grandchildren 
and 21 great-grandchildren. Bob's wite of 63 years, 
Coralyn, died in 200 1 . We extend the sympathy or 
the Class of 1 933 to his family and friends. We shall 
miss him, too. Please see the In Memoriam section 
for more about Bob. 



Mary R. Stewart 
865 Central Ave., 1-405 
Needham MA 02492 

Doris Schwartz Lewis 

250 Hammond Pond Pkwy., Apt. 515S 

Chestnut Hill MA 02467 


doss 1 

ABBOT This is September, a time that starts to 
prepare us tor the rigors of a New England w inter. 
They say change is good. Who am I to argue? 

M\ summer was good — busy, but with all nice 
things: a wedding, several weekends away, etc. 

Ellie Du Toil sounds great. Except for bad eye- 
sight (which 1 do not minimize), she will be attending 
Boston Symphony concerts and has a Phillips Soci- 
ety luncheon she was looking forward to. It is at Phil- 
lips House at Mass. General Hospital, not our school. 

I received a lovely e-mail note from Carol 
I'rudden Dinkels granddaughter Katie Slaman last 
month. She had searched her grandmother's home 
and came across an alumni document about Abbot. 

Katie read that I had tried to contact her grand- 
mother about our 75th Reunion. Katie wanted us to 
know that Carol passed away in 2008. Katie wrote, "I 
knew her as 'granny' and I was fortunate to have had 
a very close relationship with her. I can honestly say 
she made me what I am today. I would love to hear 
any stories you might have about her and her time at 
Abbot." Her e-mail is: Katieslaman(<i> 

Incidentally, my e-mail address is at the top of our 
column. If you or a friend can manage the intricacies 
of a computer, it's a great way to communicate. It 
ain't easy, kids. Please let's hear from you. 

Lucy H. Winship 
Heritage Heights 
149 E. Side Drive 
Unit 38C 

Concord NH 03301 


ABBOT Clara Holland Chase and 1 played 
catch-up, and it is always a pleasure to speak with 
her. Her giggles took me back to Abbot days. 

In a newsy e-mail, Anne Robins Frank described 
her summer trip to Maine tor her younger brother s 
90th birthday celebration with 35 in attendance. 
Her son drove her. He has moved from Louisville, 
Ky., to Calgary, Alberta. 

I had good visits via phone with Elinor Robinson 
Goodwin, Betty Drake King, and Helen O'Brien 
Olcott, who are all on their own and seemed well. 

Mary Trafton Simonds had her usual trip to 
Squam Lake, N.H., and was looking forward to the 
grand reopening of the Addison Gallery. 

Husband Steve and 1, Lucy Hawkes Winship, 
continue contentedly at Heritage Heights. Thanks 
to our two daughters and their husbands, we had 
our six weeks in Maine. Our Hopkinton house is on 
the market, and that is a relief. We do not do much 
traveling out of the area, and our big news from now 
on will be about family. 

Greetings to all Abbot '36ers. 

Mary Perrott Whitehill 
1 4 Whitehall Terrace 
Newburgh NY 12550-1991 

ABBOT My apologies to the classmates I was 
unable to contact. This will be my last report. I 
am hoping someone else will assume class secre- 
tary duties, as I no longer have the time to give. It 
is not difficult, and it should rotate among those 
who have e-mail or who can still write and send 
cards. I urge everyone to seek access to the Internet. 
[Editor's note: For information about being the 
Abbot '37 class secretary, please contact Joanne 
Smith at 978-749-4289.] 

I talked with Barbara Daniels Goodman from 
New York and her good friend Courtney Wil- 
son Bentord from Florida. Barbara is tine and living 
in her own apartment with live-in help. Courtney 
had a fall which resulted in a neck fracture that has 
caused her a great deal of pain. She, too, is able to live 
in her own home with help. 

Nancy Kincaid Breslin also has full-time help. 

Priscilla Richards Phenix is still in her senior 
apartment in Durham, N.H., and is still driving, but 
not for long. 

This information is from September 20 1 0. 1 can- 
not imagine why the school takes four months to 
publish a brief magazine. 

Yours truly is' still driving, but only in the day- 
time. Cataract surgery this summer has helped my 
tailing eyesight. I can manage with the help of my 
three children. One son lives with me. I have my 
own studio-gallery on a busy highway in Wine 
Country located at Overlook Farm Market, Rte 
9W, Middlehope, N.Y. I have visitors from New 
York. New )ersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. 
Check my website: Write 
to me at 


John Foskett 
4694 Rue Bayou 
Sanibel FL 33957 

PHILLIPS A most welcome experience tor me was 
being able to get back on campus twice in 2010. 
Taking advantage of Andover's relative proximity 
to our summer home in Maine, I attended Reunion 
Weekend in June as an all-expenses-paid guest of the 
Academy. It was tun to be there, and I was amazed at 
the total number of alums who showed up, includ- 
ing all ages, sizes, and genders. Our class was also 
represented by Norm Karasick, who made the 
trip from California and was especially moved and 
appreciative to be Luck after such a long absence. 

Your class secretary is trying to contact you! 

PA provides class secretaries with updated contact information 
for their classmates. To update your record: 

• e-mail alumni-records(5) 

• visit BlueLink at 

. telephone 978-749-4287 or 

• send a note to Alumni Records 
Phillips Academy, 
180 Main Street, Andover MA 01810-4161 

54 Andover | Winter 2011 

Tom Lenagh was on hand as well, tying in the trip 
with, I believe, a board meeting in Boston. 

Kim Loring Jr. came over from his new resi- 
dence in nearby North Andover for the Friday night 
dinner in the Cage, departing the next day to mow 
grass on property in New Hampshire. Kim seems to 
be reasonably happy with his new digs at Edgewood 
Retirement Community, living in an independent 
cottage in a community where you can run into 
other PA people as well as see horses in the fields 
outside. Reminiscing, Kim and I recalled the haz- 
ing days of junior year when we were told to keep 
off Main Street and instructed by upper classmen to 
run errands tor them, Kim remembering carrying 
books tor Fred Stott '36. 

I found Angus N. Gordon Jr. as he was supervis- 
ing workmen painting his house, a job made more 
difficult because the painters were all Brazilian 
speaking Portuguese. Angus brought up a recur- 
ring problem as we age: losing our best friend, our 
dog. Both Kim Loring and I have had the same 
experience. While wife Maggie and I continue to 
talk about finding another one, Angus decided that, 
though it might be good tor him, it probably would 
not be good tor the new dog. In talking about teach- 
ers back in our day, Angus brought up Archibald 
Freeman's decision senior year to cancel the final 
exam as he was retiring at the end of the year and 
didn't want his students last memory of him to be 
pass or tail. He knew they had all done the work, 
knew where they stood, so just advised them to 
go home and have tun. Angus picked out Horace 
Pointer as his choice of best teacher. 

George G. Schreiber is still happily ensconced 
in an assisted living community in Amherst, Mass. 
There is apparently no end of things to do and 
enjoy — daily lunch with a group of five, three nights 
of movies, exercise, and lots of nice people. His cur- 
rent read is a novel by Mary Higgins Clark about 
George and Martha Washington. Mine is Citizens oj 
London by Lynne Olson, and I recommend it highly. 
Word from Sim Hyde Jr. is encouraging: not only is 
he feeling much healthier after a down spell last year, 
but he is also just beginning to toy with the prospect 
of a 75th Reunion. I'm all tor that, but not sure that 
we should insist on carrying our own banner! Sim 
and wife Ann are keeping busy with home and com- 
munity work while, in addition, Sim is doing paint- 
ings to submit to a group show scheduled tor Febru- 
ary. Let us know how it goes, Sim. Also, from James 
L. Tucker came word that he was in the hospital tor 
a couple of weeks during the summer trying to cure 
a nutritional problem that has a name I can't pro- 
nounce, much less spell. I'm happy to report that all 
has returned to normal and that he sounded his old 
self. Let's keep it that way, Tuck. Maybe you should 
stay away from your own cooking. 

I am sad to report that earlier this year George 
A. "Bud" Berry HI and Russell B. Cornell passed 
on after living long lives of service and contribu- 
tion — Bud as CEO of a family company and Russ 
as a geophysicist responsible for mapping the ocean 
floor of both the ( iulf of Mexico and off the coast of 
Nova Scotia. Bud's company evolved over a period 

of 1 25 years from clay products of strong interest in 
the architectural field to commercial heat treating 
and the production of heat treated tools that may 
well have been used by Russ during his stints as a 
mining engineer. Bud remained actively engaged in 
business and community affairs while also taking 
time for fishing Florida waters. Russ spent his retire- 
ment years enjoying watercolor painting and travel. 
We extend our sympathy and good wishes to Buds 
wife, Jane Morton, Russ's wife, Mary Wilson, and 
both their families. 

To end on a happier note, my second return to 
PA this year was occasioned by a granddaughter's 
wedding the first weekend of September in Boston. 
Taking advantage of proximity, we drove over to 
Andover to show oft PA to our youngest ( 1 4-year- 
old) grandson and his parents. We enjoyed the visit 
thoroughly, thanks in large part to Gail Mansfield in 
the Office of Academy Resources, who gave us so 
freely her personal time on a weekend when every- 
one else was enjoying vacation. She arranged for 
our admission to the new Gelb Science Center, Sam 
Phillips Hall, and George Washington Hall, as well 
as driving us around campus and the athletic fields, 
ending with lunch downtown. Since that particular 
weekend buildings were locked, we weren't able to 
look through the library, Paresky Commons or the 
dorms, but I can report that grandson Liam was very 
impressed. As was I, finding out, tor example, that it 
you are studying Chinese, your teacher may well be 
sitting in China. I also noted that the Andover Inn 
has undergone a complete renovation, as has the 
Addison Gallery. The campus has lost none ot its 
beauty, so don't hesitate to return. 


Dana Lynch '68 
PO Box 370539 
Montara CA 94037-0539 


Cameron J. La Clair Jr. 

4200 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Apt. 402 

Washington DC 20016-4752 


PHILLIPS Ralph Smith hoped the Washington 
Post would publish a letter to the editor he had 
sent calling tor national service. Apparently, they 
decided against it, and I offer a shortened version 
here. Perhaps you'll think it worthwhile to let Ralph 
and all of us learn what you might think. 

"National service — military or nonmilitary (con- 
scripts choice) — would relieve the logjam ot high 
unemployment. Among other benefits, an infusion 
ot new recruits would provide relief to our relatively 

small professional military forces currently suffer- 
ing from repeated battletront rotations. At low cost, 
national service would also provide resources for 
our country's many unmet engineering, economic, 
medical, social, and cultural needs. Last and not 
least, it would involve more of our citizens in matters 
ot war and peace, instead of leaving these matters so 
much in the hands ot a few governmental and pro- 
fessional military leaders. I believe we are currently 
so over-militarized — with some 800 military bas- 
es — that cutting back to more rational levels might 
well provide the resources necessary to operate a 
national service program. Comments anyone? 

From ever-taithtul Tom Flournoy: while dis 
cussing our upcoming class notes, he reminisced, 
"It is nice to realize that we could cast our thoughts 
back over years ot pleasant encounters with school- 
mates ot '39. I really regretted having to miss our 
70th — and 7 1 st — after having made it to almost all 
the preceding reunions. Without exception, I would 
spend time with someone there ot whom I had pre 
viously known very little, only to find each, in his 
own way, deserving of the title unsung hero. 

"I googled 'Wanless Hospital and found a color 
photo of a rehabilitation workshop in Mirai, India, 
called the Dr. and Mrs. J.R. Donaldson Memorial 
Orthopedic Appliances and Rehabilitation Center, 
established and fully functional in 1 965 by James 
R. Donaldson, MD (orthopedic surgeon), meeting 
the needs ot patients from Maharashtra, Kamataka, 
and Goa. I remember Jim adopting me as a proj- 
ect when I became class secretary and supplying 
news long-distance tor the column. He explained 
that demand for prosthetic' limbs is quite high in 
that part ot the world and he was working to toster 
production ot prostheses using materials and work- 
manship available locally. 

A couple ot years later, Mrs. Donaldson let me 
know that Jim had suffered a fatal heart attack [in 
October 1972] after pushing himself to work sev- 
eral extra hours without a break. How great that 
technology now lets us instantly see the present 
extent of this project that our late classmate and his 
wonderful family have brought forth! 

"Finis ongine pendet. What a fraught thought. 
Months ago I [read] an autographed copy of his- 
torian Harlow Linger s Vie French War Against 
America ... after having heard him lecture on the 
subject. I got hooked on the details ot the Revolu- 
tion years and beyond. When I finished, 1 just had 
to read his next work, America's Second Revolution, 
about a series of squeakers our leaders experi- 
enced in producing the Constitution we now take 
so tor granted. In my earliest days at Andover I had 
found studying American history a dull memori- 
zation of dates and places. Why w asn't I more like 
John Blum-' 

John Makepeace, now retired, has tour sons. 
The first teaches school in Upstate New York. The 
second is a trial lawyer living in Colorado. The 
third, an agronomist, has responsibility for the land 
owned by the Salish tribe [of Native Americans in 
Montana], The fourth is a tennis coach in Middle 
bury, Conn., who is an excellent doubles player 

Andover | Winter 201 1 55 

Classmates share aloha 

During Reunion Weekend class secretary Doris Sawyer Hoar Gordon '40, left, enjoys 
the Abbot Tea with former class secretary Pat Elliot Sullivan '40, who brought leisfrom 
Hawaii to share with friends. 

winning many times in matches tor those SS and 
over. To John's regret, none attended Andovcr. John 
is well looked after h\ Ins u i to, u ho takes care ot all 
his needs, and he is very proud ot her. 

From laelton Perkins More than 100 family 
members, friends, and business associates came to 
celebrate my 90th birthday. Some were friends ot 
long standing and some ot recent vintage. Two ot 
Howard Mason s sons came. My eldest daughter 
married an African American. They had a daughter 
and then adopted two sons of mixed rate. Alto- 
gether, eight grandchildren and four great grand- 
children were there. Brockton, Mass., is a mix of 
many ethnicities, as are our friends .... Many family 
members provided original music and poetry. 

"I never expected to reach 90, but decided a 
few years ago to set the goal to one year at a time, 
and I'm still here. Since our 50th Reunion I have 
attended every five years and wife Pauline and I go 
to Andover roughly once a year for some occasion. 
We have a grandson in DC and his sister in Arling- 
ton, Va„ so, when we next visit, we'll give you call.' 

I am sorry to report George Oliva suffered 
a stroke Aug. 22 and is now in a rehabilitation 
center undergoing therapy. 

Ace Williams received a new pacemaker and is 
progressing nicely, still playing golf. His birthday 
was in September. When the cake was presented, 
he received a toy monkey singing "happy birthday" 
He was looking forward to Thanksgiving, when his 
church otters Thanksgiving dinner to .500 people. 

Ned Davis, having spent this summer in his 
swimming pool, recounted an earlier summer many 
years ago. Having observed the success ot the Good 
Humor ice cream truck, he started his own business, 
Dairy Dan. Despite best eftorts otall involved, it was 
not a success, and ultimately became bankrupt. 

Dan Hall spent the summer in New Hampshire. 
He planned to return to New Jersey in November 
tor the winter and is pleased to report his grandson 
will be living w ith him. 

Ernie Holthauscn tells us he lives "a quiel but 
meaningful life in this beautiful, historic town ot 
Easton, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. This is a town 
known throughout the country as an art center, with 
its annual Easton Plein Aire Festival and Competi- 
tion attracting painters nationwide. 

"I am in pretty good shape, becoming 90 last 
March. I work out at our local YMCA gym three 
days each week and read a lot. We attend concerts of 

the Baltimore Symphony and our Mid-Shore Sym- 
phony, where I have volunteered. The Motivational 
Theater program, emphasizing the successful activi- 
ties of disabled persons, as well gets a little boost 
from me." 

Ernie's wife, Martha, is a respected painter work- 
ing in oil and watercolor. She receives awards, makes 
sales, and teaches art. All in all he finds his life quite 

Our classmate and class president at our 60th 
Reunion, John N. Walsh Jr., died peacefully at 
home in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sept. 1 7. After graduat- 
ing trom Andover and Yale he served in the navy 
during WWII and was later recalled to service in 
the Korean War. He retired as a lieutenant com- 
mander and rejoined his family's insurance busi- 
ness. A full obituary was published in the Buffalo 
News on Sept. 2 1 . 

Our classmate Peter V. Curl died on May 17 at 
the Shelby Manor in Shelbyville, 111. After graduat- 
ing trom Wesleyan University in 1943, he served 
in Europe during WWII. Following the war, he 
attended graduate school at Cornell, receiving a 
PhD degree and joining the historical office of the 
state department, retiring in 1 975. He continued liv- 
ing in Washington. 

Robert W. Off former banker and longtime 
president of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, 
a private foundation established by Andrew Carn- 
egie in 1 904 to honor acts ot civilian heroism in the 
United States and Canada, died Sept. 3. He was 90. 


Doris Sawyer Gordon 
1 82 Ridge Trail Drive 
Sedona AZ 86351-7382 

ABBOT Your secretary has had a very busy 
spring with a step-grand's wedding in Vermont the 
end of May (also having a family reunion) preceded 
by the death of my sister, Jeanne Sawyer Faggi Stan- 
wood '38, on May 17, 2010. 

Jeanne was in her 90th year and lived in Ken- 
nebunk, Maine, the last 25 years. Jeanne leaves a son, 
John A.B. Faggi '63 and his wife in Oakland, Calif, 
and a daughter, Cynthia Faggi Kreps and her hus- 
band of Haverhill, Mass., three grandchildren and 
two great-granddaughters. 

Jeanne and I enjoyed 35 summers on Squirrel 
Island, Maine, with our second husbands, Monk 
and t Ihris, who were best friends and sailors. Our 
children and grands arrived for visits and lobsters 
on the rocks every summer, as we also had as chil 
dren. Oil the coast ot Maine and Squirrel Island is 
the oldest summer colony in New England, and we 
were fortunate our mother discovered it, as Hyannis 
Port and Cohasset, where our grandparents lived, 
were too hot and humid. |eanne and 1 were close 
buddies when we were married and widowed - 
and will be torever. 

56 Andover | Winter 201 1 

Our 70th Reunion, June 11-12, went well, 
despite off and on rain. Pat Elliot Sullivan arrived 
from Honolulu with her wonderful husband, Jack, 
and charming daughter, Nancy Ettele '69 from Con- 
necticut. Pat brought beautiful leis, which we wore 
along with our nametags. Thank you so much, Pat! 

1 did not make the parade Saturday morning, but 
Pat carried the "Old Guard" banner with an Andover 
'3" grad. I was so proud ofher. 1 met the Sullivans tor 
a showery luncheon on the campus and then a visit 
to the Addison Gallery, which was being revamped. 
We were disappointed, so I gave them a little tour 
of Andover and where 1 had lived. The "tea" was in 
Abbot Hall, once our old Chapel 8-8: 1 5 a.m. every 
morning, remember? It is now a conference room 
with an elevator! The tea and goodies were deli- 
cious, and the old portraits still hang on the walls. 
Someone asked Mrs. Chase, who spoke to us, where 
the portrait was of Miss Abbot, and she told us it 
was hanging behind the huge movie screen. We all 
laughed, so later I squeezed behind the screen and, 
holding my digital camera up high, took a photo of 
Miss Abbot's portrait. 

The final dinner was a gathering of all reunion 
classes on the campus. Great tun, and 1 bade farewell 
next morning to Pat, Jack, and Nancy in our motel 
parking lot after a lovely breakfast. 

Jack and Pat sang "Aloha Oe" (Farewell to thee) 
to me, then 1 took a few more photographs and Nan- 
cy's phone number and said, "See you next reunion, 
girls." If we make it in five years, we will be in our 
early 90s! Since we are "Old Guard," we can actually 
come every year! 

Please, please send me your news — we are all 
interested to hear about each other, even if it's just 
about a trip to your pharmacy! And if you don't 
write or call me before Christmas, the next issue will 
have no news for the Class of 1940. 

[Editor's note: After Doris sent in her class notes, 
the Academy learned that former class secretary 
Mary Howard Nutting passed away on Oct. 17. 
Please see the In Memoriam section tor Myndie's 


Blake Flint 

1762 Bay Street #401 
Sarasota FL 34236-7751 

PHILLIPS Brad Murphy and Manny Cadenas 

went back for our "0th Reunion, and Brad gave us 
the follow ing report: 

"[As of] PA '40 s ~0th Reunion, we are now part 
of the Old Guard for the first time. At our 70th 
Reunion our class had exactly two representatives: 
Manuel Cadenas and Brad Murphy. Manuel was 
accompanied by his son, Rick, who had driven 
him up from Ridgewood, N.J., and Brad was 
accompanied by his wife, Margaret, who had driven 
them up from Basking Ridge, N.J. Those four, with 

the other eight members ot the Old Guard present 
sat down around a table in a mild drizzle outside a 
large tent between G.W. Hall and Sam Phillips on 
Friday afternoon. It was a pleasant social occasion, 
although we were mostly strangers to each other. 
The quinquennial rhythm ot previous reunions was 
definitely damped in the Old Guard group. Three 
of our number were Abbot ladies, accompanied by 
a daughter or two. We shared a cocktail hour and 
buffet dinner in the Cage. Somehow we missed the 
evening reception with the faculty — few, it any, ot 
whom we would have known. 

"Saturday we missed the events before the 
alumni ae parade. I regret having missed the 8 a.m. 
Non Sibi Breakfast, but fatigue still hung over us. 
The parade was, as always, accompanied by a pipe 
band. In the annual alumni meeting in the Chapel, 
after various cheerful notes struck by Susan Urie 
Donahue '73, president ot the Alumni Council, 
Oscar Tang '56, president ot the Board ot Trustees, 
and Mrs. Chase, the head ot school, there was a 
tribute to the late headmaster Ted Sizer — really the 
centerpiece ot the meeting. There followed a nicely 
performed musical interlude by two students and 
a recent alumnus; more music concluding with 
the organ and the Old Guard Brass, an impressive 
group. After the obligatory group photo in the cha- 
pel, we lunched on the G.W. lawn and then wan- 
dered through the campus during the afternoon, 
spending a good deal ot time in the OWH Library, 
but missing the Addison Gallery, which was closed 
tor renovation. We concluded our reunion activi- 
ties with a splendid dinner in what is now known 
as Paresky Commons, eating again with the Old 
Guard group. We departed the next morning with- 
out revisiting the campus." 

Manny Cadenas retired to Coral Gables, Fla., in 
19~9. His engineering skills took him all over the 
world in his professional career. 

Jack Cuthbertson retired some 2~ years ago to 
Naples, Fla., where he continued in real estate, fol- 
lowing 1 9 years in real estate in Chatham, Mass. He 
claims, "Moving to Florida adds 10 years to your 
life! "Jack recalls Headmaster Fuess asking him one 
day to join him tor lunch with a special guest. (Jack 
was class president.) The special guest turned out to 
be Henry Stimson (Class of 1883), secretary ot war, 
and president ot the Andover Board ot Trustees. Jack 
was asked what might be the sentiment ot Andover 
students in the event of war. Jack responded that 
they were all solid Americans who could be counted 
on to do whatever might be required of them. Jack 
flew P-38s in the war, and was at Iwo Jima, where we 
lost Gene Constantin. 

Don Cole retired in 1988 after 40 years teaching 
history at Phillips Exeter Academy. He has written 
six books on history. His first was a history of Law- 
rence, Mass., titled Immigrant City. Lawrence was a 
mill city in decline when we were in school, and Don 
says it is much worse today — with both poverty and 
crime. Don is best known tor his books on Andrew 
Jackson and Martin Van Buren. We recalled working 
together at the Dramat, he as property manager, and 
I as business manager. Those w ere the days! 

George Gibbs and his wife, Sally, are leading 
very full lives in Cincinnati. George reports that 
he and Sally are in excellent physical condition, 
largely due to the regimen ot alternative medicine 
they follow. George plays senior tennis three times 
a week and has won his share of tournaments. He 
loves visiting museums and attending musical per- 
formances, and claims to have one of the largest col- 
lections ot classical music CDs — more than 1 ,000. 
He and Sally have visited 1 00 countries on all seven 
continents. He is now starting on the 20 courses 
taught by The Learning Company. It tires me out 
lust thinking about all this! 

Nort Wheeler "flunked retirement" and still 
works one day a week at L)avis Standard Machinery 
Company, founded by his grandfather in the early 
1900s. He is married to Mary .Anderson from my 
hometown ot Hinsdale, 111. They have five children, 
all living within a 1 00-mile radius. 

Now for the sad news: 

Thomas P. Dea Jr. passed away in July. After 
four years at Andover, he graduated from Tufts 
University in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy on 
the USS Louisville. He worked tor the United Shoe 
Machinery Company for 33 years, retiring in 198". 
He was an avid sports tan and enjoyed tennis and 
swimming. RIP. 

Prescott S. Bush Jr. died on June 24. (See his 
obituary in the tall Andover magazine.) In addition 
to what you read there, this writer would like to add 
that Pres was always warm, friendly, and caring, 
often taking time to send a note ot congratulations 
or condolence. His interests were many and varied, 
and he led a very full life. RIP. 


June 10-12, 201 1 


Ruth Bondy Lowy 
70 Chestnut Ave. 
Larchmont NY 10538 



William D. Cochran 
233 Ash St. 
Weston MA 02493 

Jerome M. Ziegler Jr. 
40 Hickory Road 
Ithaca NY 1 4850-9606 

June 10-12, 201 1 

Andover | Winter 201 1 57 


Ann Taylor Debevoise 

Pinnacle Farm 

1 18-01 Daniel Cox Road 

Woodstock VT 05091-9723 

802-457-1 186 

ABBOT "New " news is hard to come by for this 
issue, so I will follow up on the comments from 
Elsie Williams about Burnett Bartley, Mary Lou 
Gilbert's husband. 

Burnett received the French Legion ot Honor 
award tor great bravery beginning on D-Day, when 
he was wounded twice. But it took the French gov- 
ernment until 2009 to give him the award. When 
he finally received his award along with three other 
men, the French sent a jet over from France to take 
them to Paris. For those who are computer savvy, 
you can find more information via Google: "Burnett 
Bartley, Legion ot Honor." 

My postcards to Marilyn Barlow and Rose 
Wind were returned to me. (I used the addresses 
given to me by the Academy.) 

We all like to hear news of our classmates, so 
please keep me current. Best wishes to all. 


John E. Searle Jr. 

4475 N. Ocean Blvd., Apt. 406 

Delray Beach FL 33483 


PHILLIPS 1 read on May IS m the New York 
Tunes the obit about our classmate Eugene Lyne. 
He died May I } at his home at the Ocean Club in 
Ocean Ridge, Fla. He was educated at Boston Latin. 
Andover, Harvard, and Boston College Law School. 
He served with the marines in China during WWII. 
He then practiced law as a partner for 1 6 years before 
joining Teradync .is its hi st public counsel, treasurer, 
and director ot international relations. He wound 
up president of Lyne-Nicholson, Inc. He served 
on numerous boards in the Boston area including 
Provident Savings Bank, Faulkner Hospital, and the 
YMCA of Greater Boston. He is survived by one 
son, tour daughters, and 1 1 grandchildren. In his 
obit in a local paper, a daughter told how he walked 
the beach every morning collecting shells. Come 
Easter, he would organize a giant Easter egg hunt tor 
all the children and saved a large conch shell for the 
grand prize. He was described as the paterfamilias 
ot the Lyne clan and a crown prince who will be 
remembered as a magnificent father, grandfather, 
husband, brother, and uncle. 

Poppy Bush made only one news item this sum 
mer that 1 am aware of His boat ran aground in the 
tog off the coast of Maine and was freed by a high 
tide tour hours later. 

Joe Flanagan ol Hyannis, Mass., formerly of 

Dewitt, N.Y., and Milton, Mass., died July 2 at the 
age of 85. He is survived by two sons, two daughters, 
and seven grandchildren. He served as an ensign 
in WWII, graduated from Bowdoin, and served as 
an executive in the food service business. An avid 
sports tan, he loved lacrosse and all of the Boston 
teams, especially the Red Sox. Please see the In 
Memoriam section for more about Joe. 

Tom Huser's wife sent a note saying that Tom 
died on Oct. 1 7. I will say more about Tom in our 
next class notes. 

[Editor s note: The Academy learned that Edwin 
Andrews died on Nov. 4. Please see the In Memo- 
riam section for more about Ed.] 


Richard L. Ordeman 
61 9 Oakwood Ave. 
Dayton OH 45419 
mbo5 1 

PHILLIPS Reunion Books: I still have available 
some reunion books from our 50th and 65th. If 
interested, please call or e-mail me. 

Naples Dinner, 20 1 1 : Phil Drake is planning our 
annual '43 Naples, Fla., dinner at Bear s Paw in late 
February. Date yet to be announced. 

Bill Eastham was just back from a three-week 
trip to a family reunion on New York's Lake George 
when I spoke to him in July. Fifty-tour family mem- 
bers on hand at the peak, he told me! Home tor 
Bill is the eighth floor of Saint John's on the Lake, a 
retirement community in Milwaukee "with a mag- 
nificent view of Lake Michigan." He moved into 
this facility in 2005 and retired two years ago. He 
has a busy travel schedule: February he goes skiing 
with a group that has been going to Vail ever since it 
opened, then on to Borrego Springs, about 60 miles 
inland from San Diego, and on to Lake George for 
the annual family reunion. Not a bad plan! 

John Randolph, on receiving class notes via 
the '43 News Line, wrote, "Thanks tor class notes. 
Received same whilst cruising \laska. Sarah Palin 
sends her best." 

Sue and Phil Drake were in the final stages ot 
closing up their summer home in Marion, Mass., 
when I called Sept. 8. It was only a few days after 
Hurricane Fail had passed their area. Phil said they 
had boarded up the windows and done all the things 
you do when a hurricane is coming. They'd even 
moved in tor the night with friends who lived in a 
more sheltered location. The good news: an inch or 
so of rain and no damage! Phil also told me he has 
a grandnephew, Teddy Drake, who is in his senior 
year at Andover. 

Jim Brown is in a creative writing group with 
four women. They meet twice a month and, as Jim 
describes, "We each choose a word, any word, and 
the challenge is to use all the words in a story or 
verse at the next meeting. Great tun and good for 
the brain!" 

It was early September when I caught up with 
Bud Lethbridge, who in March 2007 moved to 
Essex Meadows, a retirement facility in Essex, Conn., 
where, by coincidence, Charlie Arnolds widow, 
Maxine, also has an apartment. Bud tells me he has 
a close lady friend and couldn't be happier. He had 
just returned from a wedding of his grandson on 
Orcas Island, about 90 miles from Seattle. Bud was 
on the board of Colby Junior College tor nine years. 
During that time the school became a four-year 
liberal arts college and was renamed Colby-Sawyer 
College. On campus, Lethbridge Lodge, used for 
student activities and study, is named for Bud in 
recognition of his contributions to the school. 

"One of the most terrifying moments of my 
lite was when my parents dropped me off at Wil- 
liams Hall at Andover, when I had just turned I V" 
So began Dick Meryman's biography for our 50th 
Reunion class book. Many of you can probably 
relate to Dick and how difficult it was to survive 
those early years on the Hill. Reflecting on those 
days, Dick told me a touching story of a personal 
experience he had many years later. I asked him 
if he would consider putting it in writing to share 
with his classmates, which I am pleased he did. Dick 
wrote: "One evening some 30 years after my 1943 
graduation trom Andover, I was driving alone along 
Route 495. Suddenly I saw a sign to Andover, Mass. 
In a reflective impulse I wheeled down that road, 
drawn by a cord ot pain still alive. In my first year 
at Andover, coming from a rural New Hampshire 
school with two grades in a classroom, I had been 
a lonely misfit. I drove directly to |unior House, the 
home base of my memories. I knocked on the door 
of my old room. A polite young boy opened it. As I 
explained myself, I saw my past furniture in the same 
places. [ In my mind] the boy became that long-ago 
pathetic me. 1 fled. I found my way to a smali grove of 
trees. In their shelter 1 wept uncontrollably, my face 
soaked with tears pouring out that pain until it was 
gone.'' Happily, Dick survived his days at Andover, 
played lacrosse, and was on the varsity football team. 
At Williams C ollege he was a lacrosse second team 
ail-American attack man. Dick spent 23 years at Li/i' 
magazine, ending up as a staff articles writer, and 
since has been a very successful freelance writer 
liv ing in New York. 

Charlie Weiner sounded great in reporting that 
he and his wife, Lynne, are tine. They have an apart 
ment in Stamford, Conn., but try to spend five to six 
months on Shelter Island, N.Y. He still loves to sail 
and continues to work with one export client lies 
had tor 25 years. 

Cliff Wright passed along the following note 
from David Anderson: T have wet macular degen- 
eration, but I periodically get a shot in my eyeball, 
which keeps my vision going. 1 have 1" grandchil 
dren and tour greats. I visit Hawaii every February 
for a month. We have a time-share on Kauai. I've 
taken up the ukulele. Aloha!" 

Richard deNiord died April 30, 20 1 0. Following 
service in the Marine Corps, he graduated from Yale 
medical school, later practicing in Virginia, New 
I lampshire, Saudi Arabia, and Minnesota. Dick's 

58 Andover | Winter 201 1 

longtime friend Bard Smith, who conducted Dick's 
burial service, remembers him as "having a great 
sense of humor, and being a great conversationalist. 
We had different political points of view, but always 
laughed, because we thought we were probably 
wrong, anyway. Dick is survived by his wife, Ruth, 
his ex-wife, Nancy, tour children, 1 1 grandchildren, 
and nine great-grandchildren. Our class extends its 
sympathy to his family. 



Emily McMurray Mead 
P.O. Box 292 
Etna NH 03750 


Angus Deming 

975 Park Ave., Apt. 2A 

New York NY 10028-0323 


PHILLIPS Just when I thought it was safe to stop 
talking about the summer or winter ot our discon- 
tent, I discovered it wasn't so sate after all In the 
October 2010 issue of Vanity Fair, the magazine's 
editor, Graydon Carter, wrote that .America has 
become a nation that s "just plain angry all the time." 
Not to be outdone, New York Tuna columnist Paul 
Krugman raised the ante. 'Anger is sweeping Amer- 
ica," he declared. "Craziness has gone mainstream." 
Hold the sturm und drang\ We ot '44 remain tocused 
on what matters most: family, and staying as healthy 
as possible. 

First up at bat is Mort Dunn. Last summer, he 
and his wife, Sylvia, had a good family reunion 
on Cape Cod with their two sons, Jeffrey and 
Andrew — both of whom have summer homes in 
Harwich — and their daughter Dianne, who lives 
in Louisville, Ky, and is a teacher. Mort and Sylvia's 
four grandchildren rounded out the roster at the 
Harwich get-together. An historical note: Mort, we 
know, has had a lifelong love affair with baseball. He 
played for Andover and later was a varsity shortstop 
at Harvard — on the same team that defeated Yale 
2-0 in 1 948. Yale's captain that year happened to 
be the future U.S. president George Bush '42. Yale's 
own shortstop was Mort's former Andover team- 
mate, Artie Moher '45. A friendly game (or maybe 
not) starring three outstanding Andover graduates, 
but one that brought Yale's otherwise glorious sea- 
son to a less-than-glorious conclusion. 

Next up is Stan Dickey with a mix of news com- 
bining fun and games on the high seas along with a 
tale of gardening gone awry. The fun part is that he 
and his wife, Gloria, celebrated their 60th wedding 

anniversary (60 years!) in September by taking 
a cruise, along with their two daughters, to Nova 
Scotia. Stan reported back in telegraphic fashion: 
"Had a great time on our cruise. Weather gorgeous, 
food abundant and great, an occasional libation, 
and — most importantly — hurricane held off until 
we were home! An absolutely monster ship! Good 
to be home." Last spring, Stan, who became a certi- 
fied master gardener some years back, accidentally 
chopped off the end ot his left index finger while 
trimming bushes at his home on Long Island. Some- 
how, he managed to sew it back on. He reports that 
the finger now works quite well again, even while 
he's tapping at the keyboard. Does "Obamacare" 
cover this sort ot thing? 

And three cheers for Pete Stevens, the very 
model ot an active and involved senior citizen. Pete, 
who moved from Pennsylvania to a retirement 
community in Beverly, Mass., a couple of years ago, 
provides a personal mission statement: "My life," he 
writes, "revolves around my family (seven children, 
10 grandchildren), my doctors, my personal trainer, 
with whom 1 work out twice a week, and my recre- 
ation education." His trips in the summer and tall ot 
2010 included one to Vienna, Va., to help celebrate 
a granddaughter's first birthday, followed by an 
1 1-day trip abroad — to Geneva and Barcelona — to 
visit a daughter, a son, and more grandchildren, then 
Thanksgiving in Nashville. Tenn., with daughter 
Mary and her husband. (One ot their sons is a senior 
at Bowdoin; the other a sophomore at Yale.) Pete's 
surviving sibling, his sister Phebe, widow ot Josh 
Miner, lives in Andover 45 minutes away, and has 
five kids of her own. "We both have large families," 
he says, "and we both travel a lot to keep in touch 
with them." 

There's more. Pete says he's been working with his 
persona] trainer for about a year, and keeps a daily 
log of his eating habits. His trainer says he needs 
to "fatten up," which he ma)' or may not succeed in 
doing, as he also walks vigorously every day, from 
30 minutes to an hour each time. Talk about disci- 
pline! Bridge games and books keep his mind well 

tuned: he recently reread Tom Sawyer and Huck- 
leberry Finn. I'd suggest another go at Moby Dick, 
too — a tome that will keep anyone busy during the 
long winter evenings. 

Late last summer 1 received an e-mail from 
Woody Stockwell, another of our nonstop class- 
mates. It appeared to be a copy of a message he'd 
addressed to his many friends in and around Eagle 
County, Colo., where Woody lives, writes, paints, 
gardens — or whatever. Woody wanted one and all 
to come to the Bookworm, "Eagle Valley s great- 
est bookstore." The Bookworm, in Edwards, Colo., 
was featuring local writers, including Wood)-, who's 
already written about eight books. "Please stop by," 
he urged, "and get a signed copy ot my new book, 
Eagle County, which portrays the history ot past and 
present communities with an informative text and 
pen and ink sketches. Its a guidebook size that you 
should keep in your car or buy to enlighten house 
guests about our great county." If you ever get to 
Eagle County, everyone, be sure to make a beeline 
to the Bookworm. 

Earlier in the summer I had a most enjoyable 
lunch in New York with John Kellett, the first time 
wed seen each other since Andover. John, who lives 
in Houston, retired in 1986 after a long and distin- 
guished career as a chemical engineer and executive 
with Exxon. He has since devoted himself to philan- 
thropy and to championing the cause ot gay, lesbian, 
bisexual, and transgender issues. 

Finally, a nice note from Leo McMahon. A 
retired U.S. Army colonel, Leo speaks with pride of 
the many functions, such as change ot command 
ceremonies, that he and his wife, Romayne, attend 
at military bases in central Pennsylvania. Leo is on 
a liaison committee that meets, greets, and hosts 
the local military commanders and their families 
at social events throughout the year and helps with 
community relations. "It's nice to still have a rela- 
tionship with the overall military family," Leo says. 

I regret to report the death ot William M. 
Wagner, who passed away on July 1 4, 20 1 0. 

Calling all Alumni 
from the 
1920s, '30s, '40s, and '50s 

In honor of the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Andover magazine 
will devote most of the fall 2011 issue to recollections of 
World War II. 

We are asking veterans and those on the home front to send us 
your stories, your memories, your reflections as children, 
students, or adults no later than March 31, 2011. 
Please e-mail andovermagazine(5) 
Thank you! 

Andover | Winter 2011 



William H. Morris 
Cedar Heights Orchard 
8 Crosby Lane 
Rhinebeck NY 12572 

PHILLIPS Basking in the afterglow of our 65th, 
I came across a book review ot True Prep by the 
author of the 1980 Official Preppy Handbook. That 
brought to mind General Douglas MacArthur's 
farewell speech to a joint session ot Congress that 
concluded with the phrase old soldiers "just fade 
away." 1 would paraphrase that we old preppies just 
keep going like the Energizer bunny! 

As an example, a number ot our peers have 
formed or joined writing workshops. Harry 
Reid and wife Linda are leaders of a California 
group that has published a volume ot short sto- 
ries under the title 95 percent Naked. I believe you 
can get a copy from the printer: Wordrunner 
Press, publish. Harry s con- 
tribution relates in part, to his first visit (at age 15) to 
the Old Howard in Boston. ( You remember the Old 
Howard, don't you? ) 

Dick Leavitt's group meets regularly, and its 
members critique each other's short stories or com- 
mentaries on current events. Dick has sent me a 
handful ot his offerings. One titled "Mr. Winslow" 
discusses a small, skinny balding, morose, steel-rim- 
glassed, nasal-voiced man always in a gray three- 
piece suit. As superintendent ot school, he regularly 
subjected Dick's eighth-grade class to close inspec- 
tion. Dick satirized him poetically: "Mr. Winslow 
walk-, with thumbs in his vest 'cause ants in his 
pants have climbed up to his chest." 

Phil Reynolds and a group of concerned citizens 
share their social, political, and economic views 
and gather regularly using their papers — assigned 
topics — for serious discussion and debate. Phil, 
having dusted ofi his violin, |oined with a group ot 
other musicians to entertain themselves and groups 
ot friends. 

Brom Ault continues to research and pub- 
lish a quarterly critique ot national economic, 
political, and social matters, which should be of 
concern to all of us. His "Matters of Conscience" 
is available by subscription or on the Internet: 

The library produces a list ot published alums by 
class. The '45 list is as follows: Brom Ault, Wendell 
Bradley, Archibald Coolidge. Peter Grosa 
Lawrence kolberg, Jim Lebenthal. Mario Lazo, 
Waller Morrison, Marvin Minsky, Anthony 
Towne, Robert Sussler, and Warren Ziegler. 
There may be others who should be on this list. 
One is Bob Boyd. He cowrote an article that won 
a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and also a 
novel. If you let me know of other omissions, I'll 
inform the library. 

I've already said that Cy Chittick took on the 
job of contacting a small group of classmates who 

have been conspicuous by their absence from class 
reunions. He did a fantastic job and, largely because 
of it, our class's Andover Fund participation was 79 
percent. (Actually it was over 80 percent, except 
for three classmates whose gifts missed the June 30 
cutoff date.) That aside, Cy received a delightful let- 
ter from Charles Gray. Cy sent me a copy. Charles 
has retired from the University ot Chicago, where 
he taught English and legal history (and continued 
postretirement to do the same for a number ot 
years). His wife, Hanna, characterized his scholar- 
ship as "arguing with dead judges." Charles, in his 
turn, characterized his spousal role as "consort." You 
see, Hanna Gray, after serving as provost and interim 
president of Yale, went on to be president of the 
University ot Chicago tor 1 5 years. 

I don't like to pass on sad news, but it must be 
done. Just before reunion, I got a letter from Bob 
Sussler explaining that he would not be able to join 
us. He is having some recurring physical problems 
following his stroke years ago. I spoke with John 
I -Kelson a week or so before reunion. He was hope- 
ful that he would be able to make it, but was tailing. 
He died on June 21. I have the obituary from the 
Oregonian newspaper. I'll send a copy it you write. 
I had a very long and sad letter from Bob Chance 
telling ot his and his wife's prolonged illnesses. His 
wife, Elizabeth, died on March 21. Bob's address 
is 264 Jackson St., Trenton NJ 08611. Phone: 
609-2~8-4186. Tom Hopkinson died on July 22. 
He and Mort Dunn 44 were friends from boyhood 
days, since their parents were friends. 

Jim Lebenthal's wite, |ackie, died this spring. He 
acknowledged the many letters of condolence via 
a touching e-mail in which he tells ot his wedding 
attended by a group ot Princeton pals. He's quite a 
guy! After merging or selling the family firm (I can't 
remember which) lies buck at it with a firm whose 
e-mail address is 

If an\ one would like to purchase a reunion photo, 
please send S 1 5 to Mark Lawrence at 2 Old Nashua 
Road, Londonderry NH 03053. 

Love you all. 


June 10-12, 201 1 

Dorothy King Garner 
785 West 9th St. 
ClaremontCA 9171 1-3744 

ABBOT Two classmates answered my request 
for news, Patricia Bowne Wrightson and Frances 
Gorham Patton. Patty tells us that she has retro 
gressed back to the 20th century — no cell phone, 
Internet, tax ore-mail. Drop her a line: Mrs. George 
Wrightson Jr., 530 Wedge Lane, Longboat Key 
i I $4228. She hears from Flo Fryling Willis 

Patty managed an antiques business for 30 years. 

Though widowed twice, her 12 grandchildren, five 
great-grandchildren, and volunteering keep her very 
busy and content. 

Frannie shares her e-mail with us: pattonpl2(d> She loves tending her chickens, their 
eggs, and her homegrown vegetables, though knee 
surgery requires that she cut back some. She has 
two grandsons, a great-grandson, and a great-grand- 
daughter. She keeps in touch with Skip Livermore 
occasionally. Of course, there is concern for the oil 
spill close by. She lives in North Florida, five miles 
from the Gulf of Mexico, and likes to go fishing. 

We are saddened to report the death of Mary 
Brumback ot Sarasota Fla., who passed away 
Oct. 13,2009. 

I would love to hear from more of you. Contrary 
to what they say, no news is not always good news. 
Let s fill up some space in the magazine next time! 




June 10-12, 201 1 

Richard R. Hudner 
24 Merrill Street 
Newburyport MA 01 950 

PHILLIPS It was a treat to hear from Paul Marier 
in Connecticut. He reports that he keeps in touch 
with Edge Quaintance, who was both an Andover 
and Amherst friend. Paul has been retired 1 8 years 
from being VP of human resources for the Stan- 
ley Works, now Stanley Black & Decker. He's very 
active in nonprofit community affairs with the local 
YMCA and the New Britain Museum of American 
Art. He has been a tutor tor eight years with the local 
branch of Literacy Volunteers of America, teaching 
foreign-bom adults in speaking, writing, and read- 
ing English. "I had students from South America 
and Africa," he says, "but the most consistent and 
persistent are my Polish-born ladies who have been 
with me from 4 to 8 years. New Britain has a large 
Polish community — wonderful, hardworking 
people. Two ot my students have become citizens, 
and a third is on her way. We work with exercise 
books but also have read Tlie Guernsey Literary and 
Potato Peel Pie Society and Russell Baker's Growing 
( p, Summers [my wife and 1 ] spend at our home on 
Cape Cod. Not so exciting there." 

Charlie Thomas writes that he and his wite, Joan, 
are still spending most of the winters at their place 
at Harbour Ridge in Palm City, Fla., where they've 
been for the past 1 1 years. Interesting point is that in 
their little village of 40 families, there are four men 
who were PA grads. When not there the) spend 
most ot the summer at their place at Little Cumber- 
land Island in Georgia. C hai lie is still on the board ot 
the American Farm School in Greece He continues 
to go there yearly, as he has done for the last 20 \ ears. 
"It" has become more of a challenge as the Greek 
financial picture remains cloudy, to say the least," he 
says. "During the past decade we expanded the role 

60 Andover | Winter 201 1 

of the institution (which, for its first century only 
educated non-tuition-paying Greek high school 
kids) by beginning a postgraduate school concen- 
trating on agri-business. Defying traditions, we 
expanded the boundaries to accept students from 
the Balkans and other underdeveloped countries. 
Three years ago we gained accreditation from the 
European Union, and this past spring we graduated 
our first class with a BSc degree. We are one of the 
very few privately owned schools in Greece that is 
not Greek. We are actually incorporated in NYC. 
Forty years ago the school started a summer pro- 
gram lor American high school kids whereby they 
live with a Greek family while working on a village 
project. Two of our three children went, and five of 
our grandkids followed. Two more to go." Charlie 
still sees a bit of Art Asbury in Cincinnati. 

Roger Pugh was an election observer tor the 
municipal elections in the Republic of Georgia on 
May 30, 2010. He was representing the Organiza- 
tion for the Security and Cooperation in Europe, 
OSCE, a mini-UN of 59 members. He continues 
to be the main representative for Lawyers Without 
Borders and to audit courses at Hunter College. 
His favorite this spring was History of the Civil Rights 
Movement from 1 865 to Date. He maintains regular 
contact with Fred Thomas and Dick Kimball. 

Garry Gilford writes that he and his wife, Muffy, 
moved from North Carolina in '04 to Littleton, 
Colo, (a suburb south of Denver), at the sugges- 
tion of their two sons, both Denverites. They now 
have five grandchildren out there and two living in 
Andover. They get back there occasionally, but have 
convinced the New England part of the family to 
go out to Colorado once in a while. He and Muffy 
play golf about once a week with a group of oldies — 
"keeps the heart and limbs functioning," Garry says. 
He gets out fishing whenever the boys invite him. 
"It's gotten to the point, after two knee replace- 
ments," he says, "where I don't trust myself standing 
or getting into or out of fast streams. Its nice to have 
[my sons] close at hand." Garry and Muffy get to 
Nantucket "once in a year or two." They sold the old 
family house quite a few years ago to John Heinz. It's 
now owned by Teresa Heinz and John Kerry. Garry 
still has family living on the North Carolina island, 
so beds are available when they go there. But the 
island has changed, so they don't go very often. Rev. 
Scott Paradise and his wife live in a continuing care 
facility because of Scott's Parkinson's disease. They 
have taken up watercolor painting, and the reports 
are glowing. 

Cliff Crosby and Dick Phelps played in the 
Andover alumni baseball game in 2010. Cliff got 
two hits and played extremely well in the outfield. 
General consensus was that he was the MVP of 
the event. The alumni game was followed by the 
Andover-Exeter game. Dick Phelps threw out the 
first pitch of the game, and Cliff Crosby was his 
usual reliable catcher — the battery that dates back 
some 65 years. Crosby said Phelps threw a strike. 
Dan Anderson says he's relatively content at North 
Hill, a retirement community in Needham, Mass 
He says, "Andover was the most important formative 

period in my life, and I remain grateful." 

Roye Levin died in Miami, Fla., in August 20 1 0. 
His youthful goal was to be the first in his Harvard 
1950 class to retire — which he did, as a stockbroker 
at age 35. He established an adopt-a-pet shelter at 
North Miami Beach, Fla. 

Got a nice note from Charlie Smith. He says, as 
an octogeneraian, he seems to be doing less and less. 
As long as I don't have to face Horace Poynter every 
day at 8 a.m., I'm a relaxed man." Duke Curtis keeps 
in touch from Lincoln, Mass. 

It is sad to report the death of Robert H. Wexler 
on Sept. 23. He was very active in PA '46 affairs. 
Our condolences go to his family. Please see the In 
Memoriam section for his obit. 

[Editor's note: The Academy received word that 
Kim Whitney of Wayzata, Minn., died on Nov. 8, 
20 1 0. Please see the In Memoriam section for more 
about Kim.] 


Mary Lou Miller Hart 
47 Harborview Road 
Lewes DE 19958 

ABBOT After a bitterly hot summer, we had a 
beautiful September. 

A note from Beverly DeCesare Nassar: "I have 
been good. [Husband] Jim plays the piano con- 
stantly. He is getting so much better, but you know 
how it is learning at this age. The summer heat is 
really tough to take. I am tired of it. Jim and I have 
been going to the beach every Tuesday, and it is hot 
there, but at least we can go in the water to cool off' 
She is playing bridge two times a week and loves it. 

Jane Lewis Gleason has a new e-mail address: 

Now tor the sad news. 

Barbara Dean Bolton's husband, Wallace, died 
June 5, 20 1 0. He and Barbara were married 62 years. 
He leaves Barbara, two daughters, one son, and five 

Sadly, we have lost another classmate. Sally 
Humason Bradlee died in August. Sally was raised 
in New Canaan, Conn., and Sarasota, Fla. She gradu- 
ated from Vassar in 1 95 1 . For eight years she worked 
for the National Council of the Episcopal Church in 
New York City as editor/writer and designer. She 
also spent a year at Conover-Mast Publications. Sally 
married Sargent Bradlee in 1958 and continued to 
do freelance writing and copyediting assignments 
for publishers in New York City. She also proofread 
large-print best sellers for G.K. Hall. In 1967 Sally 
and Sarge moved to Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., 
Sarge's hometown. Sally was busy with their two 
young children, but found time to become involved 
with the parents association, the historical society 
and the Beverly Hospital Aid Association. After 
two terms as president of the Friends of the Library, 
she ran its 100th anniversary celebration and wrote 

a small book on the library's history. She was a 
member ot the Abbot Academy Board of Directors 
1 976- 1982, chair ot the alumnae fund for two years 
and an Alumni Council member. In 199" Sally and 
Sarge moved to Kendal at Hanover in New Hamp- 
shire, where she served on the residents council, 
interviewed new residents for the Kendal Times 
paper and was able to devote more time to painting, 
another ot her myriad skills. In 2001 she chaired 
the special gift committee for her Vassar class's 50th 
reunion. A private person, Sally was warm and wel- 
coming to all, a loyal, ever-ready-to-help friend, and 
extremely capable in completing any task she under- 
took. She is survived by her husband, a son and 
daughter, three grandchildren, and her twin sister. 

On behalf of the class, I send condolences to 
both families. 

Steve Goodhue 
237 Mt. Holly Road 
Katonah NY 10536 

PHILLIPS To begin, I had a wonderful e-mail from 
Fred FortmiUer, who writes about Dave Nathan 
receiving an honorary degree from Harvard this 
spring. It seems that at one time it was a tradition at 
Harvard for professors to receive honorary degrees 
upon retirement. Therefore, it was quite something 
that Dave was honored now. Fred goes on to men- 
tion that a number of our classmates have turned 
to Dave for advice and recommendations, and that 
they can't say enough about his interest, caring, and 
help — all of which resulted in their recovering from 
some fearful prospects. So, if only on that basis, Dave 
has earned the honor he has received. 

Fred is currently committed to not-for-profit 
and community activities, and he spent the sum- 
mer cruising down the East Coast. He was recently 
appointed to the Harvard Business School Alumni 
Board and is involved with the appointment of a 
new dean. He ends his message by saying that, based 
upon what he reads about Andover, he suspects that 
he would never be admitted these days. I think in 
that regard he speaks for many of us. 

I got a nice note from Caroline Helmuth, the late 
Hank Scott's significant other. She writes, "Hank 
had six children, three from each marriage (our 
alliance was unofficial), and I see them every year 
in Coronado, Calif. .. All Henry's kids are doing 
well, and they're all just great (though I may be a 
tiny bit biased)." 

Now for the sad news, which, unfortunately as 
time passes, is coming with more frequency. 

A notice in the Harvard Magazine reported that 
Philip Geffin passed away on June 29 in Poway, 
Calif Phil was among a group ot returning veterans 
in our class. What many ot us didn't know is that, 
while on active duty in Italy, he was captured and 
was a prisoner of war for 15 months in Germain 

Andover | Winter 2011 61 

Our sympathy goes out to his wife, Joan, and his two 
daughters, Linda and Anne. 

Another real hlow was to hear that Carl "Ding" 
Koehler Jr. died in Vero Beach, Fla., on Aug. 22 
after a brief battle with cancer. After graduating from 
Andover, he went to Yale, where he was a member of 
the 1951 Whiftenpoots.Afterservingin the marines, 
he began a long and successful career in advertising, 
heading creative departments in a number ot firms. 
Ding and his wife ot 43 years, Barbara (deceased), 
lived in Greenwich, Conn., where they raised two 
daughters, Julia Howe, now living in Andover, and 
Jennifer ot Mill Valley, Calif. Ding's obit captures 
his spirit perfectly: "In addition to his collection of 
brightly colored pants, passion tor Broadway tunes, 
love of the Caribbean, and adventurous cook- 
ing, Ding will be remembered for a room-melting 
grin, infectious humor, magical drawing abilities, 
and more friends than most can count in a life- 
time." I would add that his memory will be with all 
of us every time we open the Pot Pourn or Mike 
Suismans 50th Reunion Book and enjoy Dings 
wonderfully humorous cartoon sketches. Please see 
the In Memoriam section tor more information. 

Thats all tor now, primarily because you guys 
don't send me any news ot what you are up to. I am 
tired ot running what is becoming only an obituary 
column. So please pass on some cheery tidbits, espe- 
cially since our 65th Reunion is tast approaching. 


Patricia Hammond Foot 
15 Mill Pond Road 
Orleans MA 02653 

ABBOT After 12 years of being your class sec- 
retary, I would like to allow someone else to en|oy 
being in touch with classmates and the Academy. So 
I hope someone will step in and volunteer to be our 
Abbot '48 class secretary. This will be my last entry. 

I am sad to report the death ot Rarbara Shulze 
Baldwin, who passed away on Sept. 1 0, 20 1 0. 


Robert Segal 

1 1 8 Sutton Hill Road 

North Andover MA 01845 

978-682-93 1 7 

PHILLIPS A small gathering celebrated the 80th 
birthday ot John Monsky in New York City. In 
addition to the wit ot contributors and a selection ot 
tunes from the musical The Producers (John had pro- 
duced the movie version ot the show), John enter- 
tained his guests with a selection of spirituals some 
of us had first heard at PA in 1 94". Nancy and Mike 
Hurwitz and Maralyn and Bob Segal were there. 

Karin and Dan Garland had medical commitments 
and missed the party. The latter are tine now. 

In that same month of May Charlie Treuhold 

was in NYC with wife Fay to celebrate his 80th 
with son Bob 74. Soon after, Reunion Weekend 
at PA arrived. My son John '75 attended his first 
reunion since graduating. He was perhaps inspired 
by the tact that his son Eli '12 has completed two 
years at PA and has tound the experience the most 
important event in his life so far. In reflecting on 
the weekend, John spoke ot a conversation with an 
intellectually gifted classmate. John commented 
that after 35 years he still did not comprehend what 
the classmate had to say and that the only one who 
ever could understand him was Bob Treuhold 74, 
Charlie's son. 

I was on campus in early September with grand- 
son Eli ' 1 2, and we caught the official opening day 
at the Addison Gallery. The opening exhibition 
was sponsored by Sid Knafel. We were pleased and 
impressed. While discussing the new Addison later 
with Roger McLean, he segued to the Andover 
Internet site ( Roger suggested 
we look at the "Notable Alumni: Long List" under 
the Alumni tab for a view ot the '48 notables. 

Ann and Dick Kimball were Down East on their 
power boat once again tor the summer. On their way 
back to Fort Myers, Fla., they expect to visit Judy and 
Bill Miner in New London, Conn., before continu- 
ing along the coast, through the Intracoastal Water- 
way, the Florida canals, and Lake Okeechobee. Not 
bad tor a couple ot 80-year-olds. Bill expects to see 
Ruth and Bill Freeman soon before they too head 
south. Bill says they are all well. 

A recent Yale Alumni Magazine noted, "Alan 
Schwartz's contribution to tennis at Yale (fresh- 
man and varsity captain. No. 1 player on the team, 
ranked sixth in nation) and beyond (winner ot eight 
national titles; president of U.S. Tennis Association, 
etc.) were recognized by naming in his honor one 
ot the eight courts at Yale's new Cullman-Heyman 
Tennis Center." The same issue continued, "Chuck 
Carl, who is still Hying his plane and practicing psy- 
chiatry lull time, has been the principal proponent 
and supporter ot a program at the Child Study Cen- 
ter at Yale Medical School that focuses on the needs 
ot Native American children, a cause he has been 
passionate about tor most ot his lite." 

It was a beautiful summer. We have not been 
without our share ot medical scares, but as of this 
writing, we are all here. 


Deborah Williams Troemner 

Lumberton Leas 

1 1 6 Woodside Drive 

Lumberton NJ 08048-5276 


ABBOT I am writing this edition tor Andovct 
magazine on the first day ot autumn with the out 

side temperature hovering at 90 degrees! Our area of 
the East Coast had all-time records broken with the 
greatest amount ot snowfall during the winter and 
the greatest number of 90-plus-degree days in the 
summer. I hope most of you did not have to deal with 
such extremes — they definitely affected my aging 
mind and body! 

1 am ever so grateful to Fredericka Brown 
Bettinger tor generously responding to my e-mail 
with her news. Freddie writes, "In November 2005, 
Franz Hayes and I were married in my old 1703 
farmhouse in Charlestown, R.I. Franz and I had 
been beach friends the summer after we all gradu- 
ated trom Abbot. It was a terrific summer of sailing, 
clamming, swimming, picnicking, and going to 
movies and dances with other beach friends. Then 
we went our own ways, married, and had families. 
Franz returned to Rhode Island in 2004 and we mar- 
ried the next year. With very great sadness, I report 
that he developed pancreatic cancer during the time 
we were selling the farmhouse and had started build- 
ing a new wonderful home in Exeter, very close to 
the University of Rhode Island. Franz died in Janu- 
ary 2010. The great good news is that Anne Dartt 
Leverich and I have had a fun year of reconnecting. 
For the most recent event, I went by ferry from New 
London, Conn., to Orient Point, Long Island, where 
Anne met me. Later that afternoon, Anne, her hus- 
band, Bill Leverich, and I toured several active light- 
houses off that end ot Long Island and as far away as 
the Fishers Island lighthouse. We were celebrating 
their 57th wedding anniversary! I had been in their 
wedding, and we are so delighted with our reconnec- 
tion." On behalf of all classmates, I extend our deep- 
est condolences to Freddie on the sad loss of Franz, 
and heartiest congratulations to Anne and Bill on 
their wonderful 57 years together. 

Madelon Olney Paglee is such a blessing in sup- 
plying me with interesting news to share with you. 
The August 20 1 Smithsonian magazine contains an 
article titled "The Future ot History" about pivotal 
20th century figures and events, which states, Over 
the next several decades, governments and universi- 
ties will shed new light on historic figures ... by open- 
ing long-sealed archives.... Keeping in mind that 
history never ceases to be rewritten, here is a collec- 
tion ot must-know archives scheduled to open in the 
coming decades: ... 2019: The papers of the poet T.S. 
Eliot, who died in 1 965, include 1 ,200 personal letters 
that have remained off-limits; his correspondence 
with Emily Hale, a girlfriend whom biographer Lyn- 
dall C lordon described as Eliot's muse.' In 1959, 1 lale 
bequeathed the letters to Princeton University." Each 
ol us, no doubt, has her own memory of Miss I [ale 
as a teacher and, in current parlance, speech therapist. 
Our opportunity to hear T.S. Eliot reading his work in 
the McKeen Room in Draper Hall seems to have left 
many of us rather bewildered! However, here is your 
challenge to "bone up" on his literature and, much 
more importantly, to be here in 2019 when the mvs 
teryot their relationship maybe revealed! It should be 
a great topic tor discussion at our 70th Reunion! 

I do want to share with you my very special "grand- 
mother gift in having my granddaughter Allison 

62 Andover | Winter 2011 

Herard live with me for three months this summer. 
Allison is now in her senior year in the business 
school of Penn State University. From mid-May to 
mid-August she had an internship with Boeing Air- 
craft Corporation at their helicopter manufacturing 
plant |ust south ot the Philadelphia International 
Airport. What a wonderful opportunity tor me to 
gain priceless insight into the lives of her generation, 
as we tend to grow very insular and out ot touch, 
especially with regard to electronic devices! Her two 
older sisters currently live in the East. Jennifer, after 
teaching for several years, is now in graduate school 
at Columbia University, while Sarah is pursuing her 
love of the sea as a crewmember ot a Tall Ship in Bal- 
timore. So, adding to my joy, there was much coming 
and going of the sisters, roommates, and other young 
people. Allison is also a superb and tearless cook, so 
the summer was an epicurean delight as well. 

May the holiday season have brought you 
joyful gatherings of family and friends and tor 
the New Year peace, good health, and happiness. 
Fondest regards. 


James P. McLane 
28 County St. 
Ipswich MA 01938 

PHILLIPS There is this guy named Charlie — 
pretty good pro goiter. Went back to Ireland, his 
ancestral land, to recover from a devastating per- 
sonal tragedy. Behind some doors he finds warmth 
and new friends. Behind others he finds trouble — 
big-time trouble. He is not a meddlesome man, but 
nonetheless he meddles with other men's wives and 
with other men's dirty secrets. He is the protagonist 
in Tony Robinson's latest novel, Vie American 
Golfer, his sixth. The book is available pretty much 
everywhere, including and Barnes 
& Noble, both digitized and in print. Go to the site for full and complimentary 
reviews Tony 's book. 

A news release that caught my attention men- 
tioned a swimmer named Nick Thoman. He had 
just beaten Michael Phelps (the 14-time Olympic 
champion) in the 50-meter freestyle Grand Prix 
race. Yes, he is the grandson of our classmate, the 
late Dick Thoman, a standout swimmer in our class 
who went on to Vale, where he became the world 
record holder in the 100-yard backstroke. I guess 
he had the swimming genes. Thoman family mem- 
bers are direct descendants ot the Wurlitzer family 
of organ and jukebox fame. Speaking of the Olym- 
pic games, Karen and Clifford "Ools" Lindholm 
took a Baltic cruise and made a sentimental visit 
to Helsinki. In 1952 the lives of Ools Lindholm, 
Jim McLanc, Bruce Wallace, and Bass Wallace 
intersected there at the Olympics, where I was a 
competitor and they were spectators. Along with 
mem was a friend, Henry Wilde, later to become a 

1948 campus lunch 

The Class of 48 "Boston Group" convenes in Paresky Commons for their May luncheon. 
Behind Phil Aronson, kneeling, are, from left, Robert Segal, Roger Hunt, Bob Mehlman, 
Allen West, Bob Brace, Dan Tucker, Sandy Saunders, Bob Whitney, Roger McLean, 
and Betty and Norm Henderson. 

top orthopedic surgeon. In the words of Bass, "Too 
bad Ools didn't keep up with Henry. He could have 
gotten a nice discount on those expensive titanium 
joints he has been getting lately.'' 

Our "class philosopher" and former man of the 
law Bass Wallace passed on this gem from the Texas 
supreme court. Seems that a local bad guy, after being 
nailed for bail jumping, was incorrectly housed in the 
wrong prison through a computer error. Unfortu- 
nately, in said lockup he suffered a situation in which 
another prisoner beat the living you know what out 
ot him. He sought legal redress. The court observed 
in its decision, "A computer error lets you make more 
mistakes faster than any invention in history, with the 
possible exception of handguns and tequila." 

I caught a nice picture in the Montclair, N.J., Star 
Ledger of Howard Finney in 1 94 1 when he was 1 1 
years old and in full football gear lined up with lux 
dad as coach. Both generations have become leg- 
endary after four generations of football coaching. 
Bill Rhangos is still practicing medicine, but on a 
somewhat limited schedule. He mentioned a mini- 
reunion with Artie Doran, Bob Weber, and Cliff 
Lindholm, with wives in attendance. CliH says Bill 
knows enough Greek restaurants to keep you free 
from a diet ot grits, yams, and pulled pork and other 
Southern delights. 

Here is another little Andover story: When wife 
Carol and I moved to France for a time, Eddie Ryan 

arranged tor us to meet his friend, an artist who lived 
in Paris most ot the time. While these things usually 
don't amount to much, this one did. We became 
good friends almost instantly. He is James Blake, the 
acclaimed Fort Worth, Texas, artist. While we lived 
in France, he had his first opening of a Paris show 
The event took place in a Left Bank gallery and w as 
a complete success and a sell out. Very exciting tor 
us and tor him. One of his specialties is extraordi 
nary pen-and-ink drawings of trees. He discovered 
my birthday and sent me a gift of one of these tree 
drawings that happened to be of trees on the Jardin 
de Luxembourg, which is near our Latin Quarter 
flat. The artwork now hangs in our living room as a 
constant reminder of Paris, Jim Blake, Eddie Ryan, 
and the Andover connection. 

Ben Potter was telling me about getting a "real 
career" following his life as a distinguished doctor. 
He became a lobsterman. Bottom line is that the 
lobsters he was pretty much eating himself or giv- 
ing away were costing him about $26 each. I guess 
he will have to make it up in volume. It's Maine 

Rcquiescat in pace: Michael L. Rayder, MO, 
on March 2~ 2010. In his obituary it was said that 
Mike, in addition to being a beloved local doctor, 
was locally famous tor an uncanny ability to locate 
wayward golt balls, a skill attributed to his years as a 
caddy in his youth. 

Andover | Winter 2011 63 

Birthday on the ranch 

In August, classmates join Bill Wright 'SO, center, in celebrating Bill's 80th birthday at 
his cattle ranch in Nevada. Among Class of 'SO attendees are John Hanna, left, and 
Skip Schaum. Photo by Eric Wentworth. 


Nora Johnson 

1619 Third Ave., Apt. 1 5G 

New York NY 10128 


noraj3 1 

ABBOT A letter from Ann Merriwcther 
Disharoon, anmod(< "As for news from 
this quarter. ... Three of our 1 1 grandchildren have 
married in the past 1 2 months, with another engaged 
to be married next summer. It [husband] Les and 
I needed any more reminders ot how quickly time 
passes as we age, that would do it. 

"We are very content to be living in one of the 
loveliest of small cities in this country — Charlot- 
tesville, Va., where the presence ofUVA students 
injects a wonderful energy into the environment, we 
have access to athletic contests we enjoy (especially 
the UVA baseball program ) and all of the intellectual 
stimulation we could ask tor. 'Ibis area is the second 
home tor many of our oldest and dearest friends, 
which is an enormous bonus for both ol us. 

"Although we are dealing with the usual problems 
of aging — Less macular degeneration and my inevi- 
tably losing bout with pulmonary fibrosis —we are 

surviving both way beyond expected results and feel 
very blessed in our lite together. I send my very best 
regards to you and hope you are also feeling blessed 
at this stage ot lite." 

Hunk you, Ann. I remember hearing about Les 
on the first lloor ot Abbey House in — no, it can't 
be— 1947! 

Sonic words Irom Nancy Gray Shcrrill, 

nshcrrill(o) "Joe and I celebrated our 55th 
wedding anniversary in |une. We've had a happy and 
rewarding lite here in Wichita f alls, Texas, although 
I do regret that, having lived out here in the "wild 
West," I have not been able to keep up with class- 
mates and friends from Abbot and Wellesley. Joe, at 
SI, has some health problems, but is still practicing 
law. 1 continue to do volunteer work at our city hos- 
pital, and the rest ot the time I cook, garden, and read. 
We've traveled a lot in years past, but have pretty well 
shut down now (since 9/ II.) None ol our three chil- 
dren live close to us, but we cherish the time we can 
spend with them and our six grandchildren. I lope 
this rinds you thriving. II you find out anything about 
Georgette '( ietle" Davis Fcrrantc, I'd love to know, 
as I have lost her — letters returned, etc" 

from Nellie Sinclairc Blythc: "Took daughter 
Leslie and her two daughters to France last |une to 
paint en plan aire. Granddaughter Devon, 20, is an 

artist, and her sister, Adelaida, 23, runs a wine-tasting 
room near us here. We all concur it was the trip of a 
lifetime!" (You didn't ask, but I'd say that's the best 
grandchild profession I've heard yet.) 

Two sad notices of a sort that will continue to 

Cynthia Atwood Couch, Cindycouch(o)comcast 
.net, writes, "In February 2009, my husband of 
56 years passed away from multiple myeloma. I 
will be moving in September to a condo here in 
Simsbury — 16 Greenwich Circle, Simsbury CT 
060~0. 1 have three great children and six wonderful 

And from Carol Bernstein Finn: "I have had a 
long first year after the death of my husband in July 
2009. Now the pace has changed as I regroup. I 
moved within Palm Beach, Fla., to 400 North Flagler 
Drive, apt. 2 1 03. If anyone is near [my Chestnut Hill, 
Mass., home], call me at 6 1 7-699-3544. Last winter I 
attended an Andover event that had Barbara Chase 
as the speaker — very moving and detailed. The next 
excitement is the reopening of the Addison Gallery, 
which should be wonderful. I do get to New York 
often. 1 see more of my daughter Julia Horowitz's 73 
friends from school than my own." 

Peg Doane Calvert writes, "The family just got 
back Irom a month in Africa! I voted to stay home 
and paint (show coming up). We re still nuts about 
the great Western states and going to Montana, Wyo- 
ming, etc. Best news is celebrating 26 years in AA — 
incredibly wonderful! [Husband] Richy is doing 
great, and were gaga about our adorable grandchil- 
dren. No crutches or wheelchairs at present 

And from Sally Stilson Mackic "How nice of 
you to do this; I think it's interesting to keep in touch. 
My family is very spread out. I have lived in Middle- 
ton, Wis., since 1960 and have a 30-year-old cottage 
in Sister Bay, Wis. My son and his wife live in Ann 
Arbor, Mich., and my daughter and family (husband, 
son. and daughter) live in Spokane, Wash." 

Thanks to all of you for such good letters! And 
keep them coming. 

My own news is that I'm finishing a novel about 
life in '50s New York. George, whose 90th birthday 
we recently celebrated, doesn't walk, but otherwise 
his health is good, as is mine. I have spent some 
time this summer with two charming 20-year olds: 
Georges grandson, Samuel lohnston, and mine, 
Nick Angelo. The other eight grandchildren are far- 
flung, and it's a treat to see any ot them on a one-to- 
one basis. Best to everybody! 


Eric B. Wentworth 

2 1 26 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Apt. 32 
Washington DC 20008 

PHILLIPS Our classmate Bill Wright s 80th birth 
day last August was the occasion (or a memorable 
gathering to "celebrate lile with kinlolkand friends of 

64 Andover | Winter 2011 

all ages — some 1 50 men, women, and children — at 
the Wright family's big cattle ranch in tar northeast 
Nevada. Andover was well represented, and not just 
by our classmates. 

Bill's wife, Mary, and their three (Andover alum) 
sons took part in the celebration, as did their two 
daughters, Kristen and Victoria. Their sons include 
Bill Wright III 72, a veterinarian, and Preston '77 
and John '8 1 , who share ranch responsibilities. Pres- 
ton's wife Patricia, an orthopedist, and John's wife 
Merrily, a poet, helped host the festivities. Another 
family member and Andover alum on hand was 
Bills nephew Eric Wright '80. 

The Wrights keep 1,000-2,000 head of cattle, 
both Angus and Herefords, on their Marys River 
Ranch. The ranch comprises roughly 110,000 
acres — about half or it the ranch's own land, and the 
other half belonging to the government's Bureau of 
Land Management. 

Aside from myself our class was represented at 
the party by John Hanna and Skip Schaum, who 
like Bill proceeded from Andover to Stanford, and 
Bill Drake, who rolled in with his wife, JoAnn, 
from Santa Fe in a truck towing their spiffy Air- 
stream trailer. 

Unable to attend, unfortunately, were three of 
our classmates whom Bill Wright long ago had 
persuaded to take summer jobs at the ranch right 
after graduation from Andover: Dick Brace, Chris 
Weatherley-White, and lan Williams. Over the 
years thereafter, many Andover seniors or recent 
grads followed their trail to the ranch for summer 
jobs stacking hay or performing other ranch chores. 
It was like Marine Corps boot camp, Bill said. Stack- 
ing was strenuous work and could be dangerous. 
The students had to learn the rules and follow them: 
"No fooling around. You could get killed too easily." 

Dick Brace confirmed by phone that his summer 
on the ranch, tar from home, had been an unforget- 
table experience. He boarded a bus at Park Street 
Station in Boston, got oft the bus in Deeth, Nev., 
and started walking with his duffle bag on his back. 
Fortunately, someone from the ranch came to meet 
him. At summer's end, when Dick showed up at 
Dartmouth as a freshman, he easily passed the phys- 
ical exams — a rope climb and standing broad jump. 
"I was in the best shape I've ever been," he said. 

Chris Weatherley-White, an exchange student 
from England, and Ian Williams, from Australia, 
hitchhiked out to Nevada after graduation. At the 
ranch, Chris wrote, "We were both put to work 
mostly digging postholes and tightening up wir- 
ing tor the miles of fences they had. Living in the 
bunkhouse with the hands was a learning experi- 
ence for both ot us, me more so than Ian, who was 
pretty handy around ranch work." As to his absence 
last August, Chris wrote that he "hated to miss the 
big birthday bash, but was actually in Siberia at 
the time, which was not nearly as much tun (but 
pretty interesting)." 

The party at the ranch began at 2 o'clock in the 
afternoon and included many hours of handshak- 
ing, backslapping, story swapping, and tributes. 
Liquid refreshments and a bountiful buffet, plus a 

giant birthday cake, fueled the festivities. When the 
sun went down, the music came up, with dancing 
on an outdoor dance floor till midnight. The party's 
timing was fortunate, for the next day the ranch was 
without power, thanks to wildfires that knocked out 
a substation to the north in Idaho. 

Also representing Andover at the Wrights' party 
was Jim Munroe '66, Episcopal priest and onetime 
hay stacker at the ranch. Christopher " Kit" Dove '6 1 , 
who died 10 years ago, was a posthurnous presence: 
Kit's two sons, Kit s brother John, and John's own 
son came with Kit's ashes to be scattered the morn- 
ing after the party in a memorial service out by the 
Mormon derrick used in hay stacking. Kit and John 
had both been stackers. 

Two days after the party, driving across the vast 
vistas of central Nevada, I stopped by the post office 
in Tonopah, once a silver mining boomtown, where 
Spencer MacCallum and his wife, Emi, had lived a 
decade ago and Spencer had worked as a rural mail 
carrier serving a few dozen patrons across a huge 
expanse of Nevada real estate. When I e-mailed 
Spencer afterward that three women postal work- 
ers indeed remembered him, Spencer recalled: "On 
our first Mothers' Day in Tonopah, I asked a lady in a 
store what I could find to do to 'make the day special 
tor my wife.' She said, Take her to the dump!' And 
so I did. The dump, spread over some 20 acres, had 
been discontinued about 1925, and you'd be sur- 
prised what interesting things you could find there. 
We went back a number ot times and would often 
meet other people, as it was favorite local place for 
an outing." 

By the time you read these notes, I hope you will 
also have read the book published in August that 
Ralph Blum cowrote with Dr. Mark Scholz, a pros- 
tate oncologist: Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers: No 
More Unnecessary Biopsies, Radical Treatment or Loss 
of Sexual Potency. As one of our class's prostate can- 
cer survivors myself I find the book comprehensive 
and informative. It is fascinating to learn from Ralph 
and his coauthor just how far medical knowledge 
about this affliction and the treatment options for it 
have advanced in recent years. 

Moreover, as you would expect from Ralph, it is 
extremely well written. Ralph describes in detail his 
personal saga over 20-plus years — his exploration 
of alternative therapies, his challenging of conven- 
tional solutions like surgery, and his willingness to 
tough it out when fears gnawed at him. And he's still 
very much alive to tell the tale. 

In the afterglow of our spectacular 60th Reunion 
in Concord and Andover last June, many of us are 
looking at possible mini-reunions over the next 
couple of years. Among sites mentioned have been 
Newport, R.I., the Hudson River Valley, and Berlin. 
It you have suggestions (especially if you would like 
to help organize such an event!) please get in touch 
with Dick Bell, our class president, or with me, Eric 
Wentworth, your secretary. 

I sadly report the death of Bob Goar last July 
1 2. Bob was a longtime professor of Latin language 
and literature at the University of Massachusetts, 



Connie Hall DeNault 
37 Green St. 
Marblehead MA 01945 

June 9-12, 201 1 

June 9-12, 201 1 

George S.K. Rider 
22 Curiosity Lane 
Essex CT 06426 

PHILLIPS Lots of news — some great, some very 
sad, and much to look forward to: our 60th Reunion, 
June 9- 1 2, 20 1 1 ! I'll get right to it. 

Jim Pates writes, as only a proud uncle could, that 
his niece E. Annie Pates 10 ot Manchester-by-the- 
Sea, Mass., received the coveted Non Sibi Award, one 
of five top awards, tor the student who has honored 
Phillips Academy's non-sibi tradition through efforts 
on behalf ot others. She will attend Boston College. 

John Ogden's new book ot poetry, Tree of 
Life: Essays in Verse and Narratives" was published 
this summer. His grandson Nick is captain ot the 
hockey team at Lawrenceville School. Nick also 
plays lacrosse, like his brother John, who plays both 
sports at Hamilton College. Granddaughter Katie 
received a handsome scholarship trom Shenandoah 
University. She will play lacrosse. Not to be outdone, 
granddaughter Laura was named captain ot women's 
lacrosse at Greeley High School in Chappaqua, N.Y. 
Good genes are hard to deny! Speaking ot genes, Jo 
Anne and Bill Duffy's daughter Elizabeth is head- 
master at Lawrenceville. 

Yale's 55th reunion on June 3-6 marked tour 
great days with friends and classmates including 
many Andoverites: Clifford "Toppy Castle, Jim 
Doak, Bob Doran, Bill Flanders, Dick Steadman, 
Charles "Hi" Upson, Steve Yamamoto, and Eliot 
Youman. Msrs. Doak, Doran and Flanders were in 
good voice, bolstering the '55 Whiffs and entertain- 
ing us throughout. 

In 2006, Doug Graham wrote a book with two 
Ohio State colleagues called Vie World Food Econ- 
omy. A paperback edition published by Wiley Press 
is set to come out in November. 

I am sad to report that tour more classmates are no 
longer with us: John M. Cloud, Robert |. O'Hearn. 
and George C. Stewart. Word just reached me ot 
Francis C.R Gilmour s passing on Sept. 1 4, 20 1 IV 

George Stewart passed away Sept. 16, 2009. His 
widow, Baby is living in Pasadena, Calif, and contin- 
ues to work at Huntington Hospital. She told BilK 
Lee that George loved Andover and was very proud 

Andover | Winter 20 11 65 

Cape connection 

Ayscue, Peter Baldwin, Joe Bartlett, Dirck Born, 
David Brodeur, Al Dibbins, Hans "Wolfy" Duerr, 
Tony duPont, Don Falvey '52, Bryan Hitchcock, 
Sherm Hoyt, Dick Hueber, Bob Jackson, Ozzie 
Johnston, Bob Keith'52, Bob Kipka, Ed Krukonis, 
Doug Melville, Al Moe, Fred Pratt. Dick Sanderson, 
Dick Steadman, Nick Thorndike, and Jerry Ward. 

President Doc Castle writes, "This may well be 
our last large reunion. Let's make the most of it and 
renew old friendships and acquaintances that were 
so meaningful to us more than 60 years ago. Our 
classmates are a talented, interesting bunch. Spend- 
ing quality time with them is the most compelling 
reason to make the effort to return. 

"The 60th won't be about tundraising, nor will it 
be like our 25th, when we thought we were at the top 
of our game. Our 60th will be a time to enjoy each 
other and to reflect on the PA experience that shaped 
our lives." 

Please call roommates, teammates, and friends 
and urge them to join us in making this the best 
reunion so tar. 

Frank Yatsu wrote on hearing about George Stew- 
art: "Just as night turns into day, we will inevitably 
lose classmates to their fate. It is the impetus, though, 
to do today what you could forgo until tomorrow." 

Stay well. 

From left, Muffy Grant Lynch, Pam Bushnell Ellis, Betsey Hitzrot Evans, and Anne 
Oliver Jackson, all Class of 'S3, gather in Chatham, Mass., beside the plane that 
Pam's son Bo pilots. 


of their granddaughter, who was a top tennis player 
at Wisconsin. George is survived by daughters Anne 
Elizabeth Carpenter and Lisa Marie Kittleman. 

John Cloud died June 6, 2010 in Norfolk, Va. 
He graduated from Princeton and the University 
of Virginia law school and practiced law for many 
years. His last days were difficult with complications 
from diabetes. A friend said, "He bore his troubles 
with fortitude." John is survived by daughters [ulia 
Sandor and Rachel Joy, their husbands, and six 

Robert O'Hearn passed away on June 22, 2010. 
Bob graduated from Yale University in 1955 and 
received a master's in education from Boston Uni- 
versity in 1962. Bob lived a lifetime of giving as an 
educator, football and basketball coach, umpire, and 
sportscaster. He lived in Alstead, N.H., with wife 
Alice. Also surviving are their seven children: sons 
Sean Peter, Shannon Patrick '86, Scott Michael '85 
(summer), Todd Christopher, and Ryan Thomas, 
daughters Theresa Ann Gay and Erin Kelley 
O'Hearn 9 1 , and a number of grandchildren. 

When you read this column, news of our 60th 
Reunion will already have arrived. Plans will be fine- 
tuning. We started in late July with several of us call- 
ing: Doc Castle, Dick Kapelson, Frank Yatsu, and 
me, George Rider. Dick Howe '64 from Andover 
arranged a conference call in early August. Quickly, 
Norm Allenby and Harry Berkowitz |oined us. A 

committee totaling 20 callers was formed. We each 
took eight names and started to call, write and/ 
or e-mail each of you. Andover's records are only 
as good as we make them. Some classmates were 

Plans fur two panels are in the works: "Health 
Care, chaired by Gordon Douglas, and "Foreign 
Policy," chaired by Tony Quainton. 

Ed Nef will share Ins experiences forming and 
running teachers' colleges in Vietnam and Cambo- 
dia and his film company's documentary, Polo for the 
Love of Elephants. There are other ideas percolating. 
It's never too late to suggest new ones. 

Golf and tennis, cocktails and meals sumptu 
ous to contemplate, plus ample time to wander the 
campus, audit classes, and just talk and renew old 
friendships —that's all in store! 

So far, 45 of us intend to celebrate our 60th. Good 
start. 1950 gathered 61 classmates tor their 60th, a 
large jump from the previous record. Their record 
should be applauded — but short lived! 

"Yes" answers to our calls include: Win 
Adkins, Norm Allenby, Harry Berkowitz, George 
Bernardin, Doc Castle, [im Doak, Gordon Doug 
las, Bill Duffy, Roger Gilbert; Bill Gffland, Doug 
Graham, John "Dock Houk, Dick Kapelson, Billy 
Lee, Ld Net, [im Pales, Tony Quainton, me, Locke 
Rush, and f rank Yatsu. 

Others who plan to attend: Bob Amick, Ozzie 


Mary "Molly" Edson Whiteford 
149 Pine Valley Road 
Lake Oswego OR 97034 



Stephen Charnas 
212 High St., N.E. 
Albuquerque NM 87102 


Patricia Eveleth Buchanan 
9 The Valley Road 
Concord MA 01742 

ABBOT What a surfeit of responses! So many of 
you wrote, called, or e-mailed in September. Here 
are some of your notes. More (from Ruth Sidon 
Fleischmann-Colgan, Nancy Bailey Riegel, Ann 
Stoddard Saunders, Ann Kennedy Irish, and Eva 
Stern Breckenridge) will follow in the spring. 
A call from Nat Starr indicated she was well, busy 

66 Andover | Winter 2011 

traveling, and preparing to return to Washington, 
D.C., from a family-filled vacation on New York's 
Lake George. 

Sally Swayne Jennings wrote, "In this period of 
'bags packed, will go almost anywhere,' husband 
Ted and I recently returned from an intergenera- 
tional Road Scholar trip to Oxford, England, called 
From N'arnia and Lord of the Rings to Harry Pot- 
ter' for 9- to 1 1 -year-olds and their grandparents. 
We brought our youngest grandson, an 1 1 -year-old 
bookworm. We are firm believers in two-on-one 
with grandchildren, and this, as the British would 
say, was brilliant' — a week-plus of wonderful, age- 
appropriate activity in a favorite city. One of our best 
trips ever." 

Libby Hollister Zimmerman reported that she 
and husband lack "finally got to Alaska for a birding 
trip in May. I've been on the way there for about 40 
years. ... We hiked to the edge of a glacier one day 
and on another were flown by Alaska bush pilots 
to a remote beach. A boat trip allowed us close-up 
views and photos of sea otters, one of which graces 
my computer desktop now." Libby says that lack 
was eager to go back to Hawaii in the fall, so she had 
decided to "suffer through it!" 

Bunty Benedict Ferguson and her husband, 
John, celebrated a family reunion at their fishing 
club in the Catskills in late summer: "We had a 
wonderful time with all our boys and their families. 
Our middle son, Dick, has two daughters, ages 20 
and 23; our youngest, Ted, has two daughters, 12 
and 5, and a son, 3. You can see that they are very 
spread out in age, as well as where they live: Sweden 
tor Dick and Wyoming tor Ted. Our oldest, |im, isn t 
married, though he has a wonderful girlfriend and 
is a super uncle! He splits his time between Chilean 
Patagonia and Wyoming. Bunty was rehabbing 
from rotator cuff surgery but had resumed playing 
a little tennis and golt and had acquired a bichon 
frise to keep her walking. "I don't like getting older!" 
she said. "Neither the body nor the mind works as 
well as I would wish. However, the only alternative 
is worse (I guess)." 

Pam Bushnell Ellis visited with old friends 
Muffie Grant Lynch, Betsy Hitzrot Evans, and 
Anne Oliver Jackson and their spouses in Chatham, 
Mass., last summer. Pam reports, "We are all fine, 
healthy, happy — just a bit slower, and always won- 
dering where we have left an item. My pilot son Bo 
was also visiting from the West, and our great excite- 
ment was to watch him depart Chatham, waggle his 
wings, and fly off" 

A happy update from Marty Schneider Unger 
says, "Your kind remarks about my story of recovery 
from the deadly disease of alcoholism encourage 
me to share that the happiest birthday I celebrated 
this year was my 20 years of continuous sobriety 
in Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a lifetime journey; 
but I join with millions of other AA members who 
are finding lite to be more joyous, peaceful, and full 
ot humor than ever before. My husband, Roger, 
joined AA seven years ago, and our marriage has 
taken wings since then. My best love to each ot my 
Abbot sisters." 

Cornelia Nyce Kittredge gave this news: \1\ 
husband, John, has what the doctors call a 'pro- 
found case of peripheral neuropathy that makes it 
very hard for him to get around or accomplish the 
tasks ot daily living. Very humbling. But then there 
are the inspiring doings ot our nine grandchildren. 
Five of them are in college and tour in high school. 
One of them will be teaching English as a second 
language in France tor a year. They all seem to be 
very socially responsible and green. So, amid all 
the political enmity that is going on these days, I 
take heart." 

Finally, from Mary Owl Melquist: "As the song 
reminds me, the days grow short when you reach 
September.' However, I have come to admire and 
treasure this time in lite for me. My husband ot 52 
years, Dean, is now being cared for with Alzheimer s 
disease, so his lite and mine are forever changed. 
We have left our Colorado home and friends and 
are close to family, creating a new life in Bellingham, 
Wash. My childhood lite has gone full circle, and 
here I am, breathing deeply, watching the trees and 
wildlife, paddling a canoe, seeing grandchildren 
play, participating in music events, finding new 
friends, and staying close to Dean. It's all different 
but, like the autumn leaves, it is good. You are all 
part of my memories and have enriched my life." 


Bill Joseph 

225 West 83rd St., Apt. 5Q 
New York NY 10024 

PHILLIPS Two big happy events this quarter. On 
Sept. 18 Paulette and Bill Kaufmanns son Fred 
married the bright and lovely Danielle Phillips 
from England in the beautiful setting ot the Kaut- 
mann country house in Madison, Conn. 1 was 
driven there and back by our own music guru and 
former faculty member, Dutch Wolff, which gave 
me several hours with Dutch. Another bonus tor 
me were the several hours spent at the wedding 
reception and dinner with Louise and John Ratte 
and the company otjudy Heimer, Randy Heimers 
longtime wife, partner, and now widow. The wed- 
ding was beautiful, and the food (featuring the wed- 
ding cake produced by Fred and several other foods 
he had a hand in preparing) was scrumptious. On 
behalf ot the class, best wishes to Fred and Danielle 
for a long and happy life together! 

The other big happy event (at least in New York) 
was the June 24 party celebrating the publication 
ot Shelby Tucker's latest book, The Last Banana: 
Dancing with the Watu. In attendance were the 
aforementioned Kautmanns, Shelby's wife, Carole. 
Ray Lamontagne, who introduced Shelby, Bob 
Pcllctrcau with wife Pam and one ot his daughters, 
Turhan Tirana, Peter Wiese, Tim Hogen '54, and 
the hostess, Paul Hulls widow, Pamela Hull, who 
contributed to the editingand marketing ol Shelby's 

book. In his remarks, Shelby graciously paid tribute 
to our senior class play, Mother I iked the Trees. 

Turhan advises that at our advanced age he is 
studying New Testament Greek grammar. Tom 
Lawrence '55, who says he is about to start reading 
Vie Last Banana, reports that Turhan is getting his 
master s degree at General Theological Seminary in 
NYC, the leading U.S. Episcopal educational institu- 
tion. Also, by way of empathy, Turhan advises that 
he has been class secretary of Princeton '57 for a 
number of years, for which he credits that classs 
president, our own Bruce Rosborough. 

Warren Clein has had a successful partial knee 
replacement but now has a back problem. Having 
moved from Georgia to Broomall. Pa., he has been 
scouting field hockey and women's lacrosse players 
for Yale and is considering doing some recruiting tor 
Andover and Yale. 

Joe Mesics and wife Sandi had planned to go on 
a cruise to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 
in 2008 but, because ot Joe's being struck by a car, 
had to wait until May 2010, when they took a 
cruise down the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel. 
(You should see the car!) I'm also advised that PA 
bestowed the Alumni Distinguished Service Award 
on Joe on Nov. 12 at the Leaders Recognition 
Dinner, which is part of Leaders Weekend. 
Congratulations to Joe! 

Steve Von Molnar reminisced that when he 
came to the USA in 194", he spent his first night in 
a building two blocks from my present abode. Small 
world! He is a founder ot the Integrative NanoSci- 
ence Institute at Florida State University. 

In Memoriam: We learned only recently ot the 
death of Thomas Burnett on March }1, 2009. He 
lived in Perkasie, Pa., but died suddenly in Grand 
View Hospital, West Rockhill Township, Pa. Bruce 
Rosborough recalls that Tom was actively engaged 
in community service endeavors in Flemington, 
N.|., before moving to Bucks County, Pa. At the time 
ot our 50th, he had been a volunteer with the Boy 
Scouts ot America for more than 30 years, was mar- 
ried, and had three sons, a daughter, two grandsons 
and a granddaughter. We send our condolences to 
his family. 

Don't forget: 1 can't do this without your help, so 
keep those cards, letters, and e-mails coming! 


Nancy Donnelly Bliss 
31 Cluf Bay Road 
Brunswick ME 04011-9349 

ABBOT Marti Belknap wrote that this past year 
she had been "a home tutor tor students who were 
out of school temporarily or who were on medical 
leave." One Spanish speaking student was 15 years 
old and pregnant. Marti taught her English and child 
development classes as well as teaching her to knit 
a baby blanket and make a mobile to put over her 
baby's crib. Marti continues to teach music and yoga 

Andover | Winter 2011 67 

to young children and chair-yoga to seniors. 

At the end of August Marti attended the Inter- 
national Laughter Yoga Conference with 100 par- 
ticipants from seven countries. Marti wrote, "We 
learned how laughter sessions are being offered 
in mental hospitals, prisons, safe houses, senior 
centers, and in war torn countries such as Rwanda, 
where there are child soldiers. Laughter Yoga 
started with a small group in a park in India in 1 993 
and has now become a worldwide movement in 65 
countries." I find Marti's work fascinating and so 
worthwhile. Thanks, Marti, for helping to make the 
world a better place for all by your dedication to so 
many in need. 

I had a wonderful chat by phone with Griermoen 
Smith Catledge in June. She sings in her church 
choir and enjoys the friends she has in the church. 
Grier sends her best to all and was appreciative of 
my call and class letters. 

Marion Badoian Emmanuel e-mailed in July 
that her ankle had healed well and that she was off 
on a trip to the mountains. Marion and husband 
Gus continue to be very involved with the lite and 
upbringing ot their grandson. 

Edie Williamson Kean wrote, "My oldest, Char- 
lotte, is awaiting the birth of her third child and 
the publication of her fifth book. Daughter Rachel 
Bacon '84 has been in the U.S. for five months, hav- 
ing been awarded by the Lower Manhattan Cultural 
Council the use of a studio on Governors Island, 
where she created a marvelous work. She returned 
from Holland in October tor a show. Son Nick in 
Arizona is going to pursue a law degree soon. So 
they all keep me guessing, busy and proud! Edie 
and husband Ham are well and keep involved with 
many environmental endeavors in N V( 

Sandy Liberty wrote that she telt helpless being 
so tar away as her son and family experienced and 
survived the 7.1 earthquake in Christchurch, New 
Zealand. Sandy's daughter had a successful show 
of her paintings in North Haven, Maine. Sandy 
sees Sylvia Thayer often and reports that Sam is 
well and had a busy summer with her children and 

Maris Oamer Noble wrote that she was recover- 
ing from hip surgery. Before the surgery Maris drove 
with her daughter I.exi across the country when 
Lexi moved from California to New York City. 

Peggy Moore Roll and husband lack helped 
to feed campers at a big Boston summer program 
through their church. I he Rolls enjoyed an excellent 
production ot Richard III at Shakespeare and Co in 
Lenox, Mass. Daughter Susie earned a PhD degree 
from the University of Denver and has joined the 
faculty ot the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in 
the department of social work. 

Molly Young Saucrcisen and husband I erd took 
an "amazing boat trip for eight days in Alaska with 
their three children and their spouses in celebration 
of the Sauereisen's 50th wedding anniversary. They 
saw many whales and wildlife including bears. Ihey 
also spent time at the shore with family and continue 
to bike, hike, and garden as well as devoting time to 
community work and singing in the church choir. 

I continue to read to young children and help 
husband Howard deliver food to elders through the 
local food bank. I am also serving as chair on the 
Board of Deacons at our small church in Days Ferry, 
Maine. I speak often to Judy Prior Blair and Doris 
Niemand Ruedin, who are both doing well. 

Thanks to many ot you who have e-mailed or 
called with interesting news about yourselves and 
your families that help to make my job as secretary 
much easier. I believe that my report shows that our 
classmates have been blessed with reasonable good 
health, wonderful children and grandchildren, and 
many interests and energy that help keep us going 
and doing things. But, most importantly, we con- 
tinue to give back to the world, hoping to do our part 
to make it a better place in which to be. 


Louis J. "Skip" Elsas II, MD 
3940 Braganza Ave. 
Coconut Grove FL 33 1 33 
305-243-7126 (Work) 
305-243-7254 (Fax) 

PHILLIPS What a treat to be a member of the 
great Andover Class of 1954. The vitality and non 
sibi of classmates is felt by our continued contribu- 
tions and in the many forms ot our real and virtual 
communications. Ken MacWilliams masterfully 
conducts our "virtual continuous reunion" (VCR) 
with daily, social, political, and intellectual con- 
tent. We thank Ken for his scholarly contributions 
and perseverance despite our occasional entropy. 
In addition, several actual, happy and sad mini- 
reunions were held or contemplated this quarter. 
Kent McKamy continues to organize and imple- 
ment an actual, thrice-annual reunion at New York 
City's Bryant Park Grill. The latest luncheon was 
held on Aug. 9. Classmates enjoyed camaraderie, 
cuisine, and the youthful antics ot former teacher 
Dutch Wolff riding the venerable park's carousel. 
Cool conversation thwarted summer heat through 
the addition of spouses and special other persons. 
Wend) and John Burr, Carol and Dick Carlson, 
and Linda and Kent McKamy exchanged recipes 
and devoured homemade cookies contributed 
by Carol. Bill Stubenbord, Bob Semple, Roger 
Whitcomb, and Steve Wilson represented the 
local region and en|oyed reminiscing with |ohn and 
Wendy, who travelled from Florida. Youthful spirits 
prevailed as Dutch convinced the Burrs, Kent, and 
Roger to join him on the merry go-round. 

Many classmates offered condolences in person 
to Dave Mackenzie, whose beloved wife, Nancy, 
passed away in August after struggling with cancer. 
Several hundred ot I laves friends paid tribute at her 
memorial service held at the Country Club of Fair- 
field (Conn.) on Aug. 1 7. In attendance were Finnic 
and Doug Aycr, Jan Pnhl and Roger Whitcomb, 
I i/ and Bill Secley, Tim Hogen, Dave Knight, 
Steve Wilson, Dutch Wolff, Dick Carlson, and Kent 

McKamy. We hope that Daves fond memories of 
Nancy will alleviate his grief. Dave's mailing address 
is 505 Merwins Lane, Fairfield CT 06824- 1 973. 

We lost a classmate in August. Patrick M. Herron 
died at Tufts Medical Center of a lung disease. Pat 
was a widower, but is survived by two sons, Patrick 
and Christopher, a daughter, Judge E. Patricia Her- | 
ron, and three grandchildren. Pat graduated from 
Harvard and went home to work with his father in 
Auburn, N.Y., before moving to Massachusetts with 
his family. He was a stockbroker and financial advisor 
until his retirement three years ago. He renovated an 
historic carriage house in Newburyport, Mass., into a 
modern home, was an accomplished cook, and was a | 
board member of the LArche Irenicon, which oper- 
ates community homes for the disabled. Our hearts 
go out to Pat's family. 

On a happy note, George Shapiro discovered 
through class communications that he is probably 
the only classmate to have successfully argued before 
the U.S. Supreme Court, (FCC v. Midwest Video 
Corp, 440 US 680 in 1979). George argued that 
the cable TV regulations then before the court were 
beyond the FCC's statutory authority, because they 
were unrelated to the FCC's specific responsibili- 
ties set forth in the Communications Act. In several | 
instances since then, the courts have relied on that 
case in limiting the authority of the FCC (and other 
agencies) to expand its regulations into areas beyond 
its authorizing statute. Congratulations, George, on | 
your historic legal contribution. 

Bob Feldman has reproduced the '53-54 Aces 
band book, originally prepared by Dutch and )oan 
tor the band members. Bob will send a new copy to 
those interested. E-mail parasol(<? Bob was 
proud of his son Stephen's ultimate Frisbee team that 
won the ultimate world title in Prague this summer. 
Stephens mother, Linda, sister Andrea '83, and other I 
family members celebrated with Czech Czampagne. 

John Bloom and wife Nancy took an "ironic'' first 
ocean cruise to Bermuda. Maxie states the irony is 
that this is their first ocean cruise because he was a 
sinker'' at Andover and required Josh Miner's help 
to pass our swimming requirement. In tact, he s.ns 
that his concern about swimming led him to Brown 
instead of the U.S. Naval Academy to avoid living on 
a river Spike Bragg continues his active participa 
tion as a baseball player and hoped a California team 
will make the World Series. Mort Downey recalled 
the Boston Braves of our era and the World Series of j 
1948 with Warren Spahn. Skip Elsas has supported 
the Braves since they journeyed to Atlanta, but had 
no illusions as to their hopes for a series slot. Jud 
Sage remembers attending New York Giants' games 
during his youth. 

Ken Sanderson is to be congratulated tor his 
historical and literary contributions on the centen- 
nial ot Samuel Clemens' death. Ken maintained a 
W year leadership role in the Mark Twain Histori- 
cal Preservation Project thai was aired on the "PUS 
Newsllour in July. Congratulations are also due to 
Sam Smith, who continues to pioneer Caretaker 
Farms, but recently gave public support to the need 
lor diversity in plant life. He and Ken MacWilliams 

68 Andover \ Winter 201 1 

are trying to preserve the Pavlovsk Experimental 
Station (agricultural gene bank) near St. Petersburg, 
Russia, from destruction and conversion into devel- 
opments. Sam also visited Haiti, where the recent 
earthquake produced tragic deprivation, death, and 
continued starvation. Sam supported individual 
peasant tarmers who knew which local seeds would 
grow and produce grain and sustainable toods at the 
most economic costs. 

We thank Dave Underwood tor his contribu- 
tions toward the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 
Texas. Several classmates found it medically neces- 
sary to visit these facilities, and their anxieties were 
lessened by realizing that a classmate was supportive. 
A street near the center is named David M. Under- 
wood Drive. Dave has long been a leader in organiz- 
ing and implementing Houston medical facilities. 
In his usual humble manner, he acknowledged his 
named drive, but adds, "It is only two blocks long 
and winds majestically through two ot our largest 
parking lots at the Texas Medical Center." 

Tony White organized a cultural trip to Cuba 
Dec. 4-10, 2010. Tony recognizes that this unique 
tour might constitute another PA 54 mini-reunion. 
Classmates can communicate their interest with 
him: tonwhite(t? 

As we enter 5771 of the ancient Hebrew calen- 
dar, I wish you all L' Shana Tova ( Happy New Year) 
and hope to have many more mitzvahs to report at 

Classmates offer condolences 

Gathered to support Dave Mackenzie '54 at the August memorial service for his beloved 
wife, Nancy, are classmates, from left, Doug Ay er, Steve Wilson, Liz and Bill Seeley, 
Dick Carlson, Roger Whitcomb, and Tim Hogen. Behind Tim is Dutch Wolff. 


Nancy Eastham lacobucci 
17 Wilgar Road 
Etobicoke ON M8X 1J3 

ABBOT The mailbag and my in-box have been 
sadly devoid of any Abbot '55 offerings lately. 
However, if I can read my hen-scratched notes 
from reunion, I do have a few things to report for 
this issue. 

The reunion column mentioned the wonder- 
ful tours a few of us had of Ann Cleveland Langes 
gorgeous garden with her spectacular metallic- 
sculptures. At the reunion, Ann gave me a postcard 
announcing a special centennial celebration exhibi- 
tion that had been held at her alma mater, Lesley 
College, showcasing artists from the college. She is 
listed as one of the exhibiting artists, which is excit- 
ing enough; but even more noteworthy is that one 
of her works was the art pictured on the front of the 
postcard. Wonderful, Ann ! 

Also among the most creative people I know is 
Sue Appleton Jowett, who joined us for part of day 
one of reunion. When I asked what she is involved 
with in the way of craft projects, she replied that she 
was not doing crafts at this point but was instead 
going back to potting. I look forward to seeing pho- 
tos ot her work soon! 

Diane Sorota also |oined us for only part of the 
first day ot the weekend, and is also very creative. 
But I loved how she summarized her life now: not 
doing, just being"! She added, though, that she does 
go to the beach every day, and enjoys just "hanging 
out." It sounds as though she has made a complete 
adjustment from lite in London, England, to life in 
sunny California! 

It was fun to have visits at our "unofficial" reunion 
lunch, even though much too briefly, with a few 
classmates who came only to that function. One ot 
those was Christine Maynard, who reported that 
in Andover, Mass., she continues to be involved in 
garden club activities and spends much enjoyable 
time socializing. She still spends her summers very 
happily at her place on Lake Winnipesaukee in 
New Hampshire. 

Jolyne Fournier Boyle was also at that lunch, 
and it was lovely to catch up with her. She continues 
to work at the Wenham (Mass.) Museum (look it up 
on the Internet — it's a treasure!), and she and hus- 
band Joe enjoy time with their family. She babysits 
for son Dan and wife Erin's children, Michael, 5, and 
twins Caitlin and Timothy, 3, who live around the 
corner in Beverly, Mass. Dan teaches high school 
social studies, and Erin works tor a home care spe- 
cialty company. Jolynes daughter Johanna and 
husband Brian live in Washington, D.C., with Adri- 
anna, 8, Emma, 6, and Matthew, 20 months; Brian 
is general counsel for a lobbying firm, and Johanna 

is at home with the children. Son Gerard and Siob- 
han were married in 2009 in Ireland, live in New 
York City, and now have a baby girl, Aoibhin, born 
in September. Gerard is the director ot operations 
at Cornwall Capital, and Siobhan is co-owner ot St. 
James Gate Bar Restaurant (81st and Amsterdam). 
A busy group! 

I had not seen Marcia Cooper Lee forever, per- 
haps not since 1955, and I was delighted she was at 
the lunch. She is still in the workforce, having a part- 
time position at Macy's in Salem, Mass., after work- 
ing years ago at Jordan Marsh. She has twin sons, age 
49, who live in Steamboat Springs, Colo., where they 
are in a sporting goods business together. Son Bruce 
has no children (but does have one of my favorite 
dogs, a golden Lab), and son Brett has a daughter 
Jenny, 21, and a son Dalton, 1", who are both seri- 
ous skiers. 

Another classmate I hadn't seen for ages was Joan 
Lamprey Peterson. She looked terrific despite hav- 
ing had a serious illness (a brain tumor), trom which 
she had quite recently recovered. She definitely has 
not lost her spunk and her sense ofhumor; she joked 
that the only thing she had lost through the ordeal 
was her red hair, which had been replaced with grey. 
In a July e-mail she said she had returned home (Ari- 
zona) in time to work at the Indian Market, which 
attracted more than 100 artisans (of whom she 
knew about three-quarters, since she used to be the 
coordinator in San Diego). Moreover, she was about 

Andover | Winter 2011 69 

Andover gatherings 

During Reunion Weekend, Kathy Lloyd '55, left, and Dee Fleming King '55 visit classmate 
Ann Cleveland Lange (with her dog) to view Ann's beautiful garden and metal sculptures at 
her Andover home. 

Abbot and Phillips classmates share a holiday dinner in Andover. From left are Dale Blake '55 
and wife Eleanor, Kathy Lloyd '55, Ann Cleveland Lange '55, Bruce Donovan '55, and 
Sue Appleton Jowett '55. 

to take a group to the Grand Canyon and then air- 
ballooning in Sedona. She concluded by saying, "It 
is sure great to feel better and get back to work." Did 
I mention spunk? 

I'm approaching my word limit, and have noth- 
ing more to report anyway. Thus I shall end with my 
usual plea for news. It doesn't have to be earth-shat- 
tering — just what you're doing and enjoying, now 
that we're in our 70s. Please? 

Tom Lawrence 

1039 1/2 Sweetzer 

West Hollywood CA 90069 


323-804-4394 (Cell) 

PHILLIPS My recent contemplation on our 55th 
Reunion last June elicited responses ranging trom 
scoldings tor being such a Gloomy Gus and con- 
cerns about my spiritual beliefs to offers of hugs 
and Prozac. As those who were there well know, the 
reunion was indeed informative and tun. Instead of 
waiting tor the goiters to join us for dinner, we joined 
them Friday evening at the North Andover Country 
Club, which hosted the class for cocktails and din- 
ner on a perfect summer evening. (Spoiler alert: this 
weather would not last.) 

Saturday was packed with activities: the parade 
down the elm arch beneath our class banner, classes, 
concerts, (remember the Aces? Dutch Wolff?), 
tours of the newest facilities, including the Paresky 
Commons and thought-provoking seminars on 
education and U.S. foreign policy. The Class of 
1955 had a special bonus: witnessing Gerry Jones 
inducted into the Athletics Hall of Honor tor his 
hockey career both at and after Andover. 

The weather became grumpy Saturday evening, 
and our reception was moved from Flagstaff Court 
to the Cage, from whence we were shuttled to din- 
ner at the new Commons. 

The dramatis personae included F.leanor and 
Dale Blake, Mary Claire and Steve Clarkson, Fred 
Byron, Fmily and Gerry Jones, Judy and Bcez 
Morton, [oanna and Jack Doykos, Doug Fisher 
and his companion Joanne Buckley, Marilyn and 
Dav id Haartz, and John Adams, who with his wife, 
Brenda, hosted me on the last leg ot my journey 
East. |ohll is juggling a mergers/acquisition busi- 
ness, raising a $25 million venture capital fund to 
invest in young companies in the Albany area, and 
contemplating an alternative energy project, and 
says he is learning "more than 1 ever thought I w ould 
know about the costs of producing and transmit 
ting electrical energy." Brenda is now the executive 
director of the ( olumbia County (N.Y.) Habitat lor 
Humanity Together they are managing to keep up 
■with fifth grader Nick, whose entire life has been 
lived in the digital age. 

The 55th also gave four Princeton roommates 

and three wives a bonus reunion: Karen and Charlie 
Helliwell, Bobbie and Tat Hillman, Judy and Dave 
Murtagh, and Fritz Okie. The Helliwells saw a fifth 
generation come to PA. Charlie's grandfather was 
Class of 1882, his father Class of 1917. His daugh- 
ter Holly Helliwell Fabyan '80 was showing oft the 
campus to incoming lower Wesley Fabyan ' 1 3. Talk 
about a family tradition! 

Also in attendance were Mary and Art 
Hotchkiss, Joan and David Steinberg, Bardyl 
Tirana, Walt Levering, Walt McLeod, and Judy and 
Bill Whittlesey (all the way from Utah), Joyce and 
Emery Rice, Dave Ream, Maura and Pete Briggs, 
and John Palmer. Last but tar from least, Ellen and 
Don Oasis worked very hard to make the event a 
special time tor our classmates and tamilies. 

Speaking of reunions: George Bundy Smith 
made an appearance in the March 8 issue of Vie New 
Yorker's "Reunion Dept." Recounted was a luncheon 
reunion — after 49 years — with fellow Freedom 
Rider Joseph Charles Jones, a Charlotte, N.C., law- 
yer. Herb Woodward has taken a full-time job with 
Visa and says he is as excited about it as he was with 
his first job fresh out of MIT. 

It was recently learned that John A Maxim Jr. 
died Jan. 9, 20 1 0, at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 
born in Winchester, Mass., and, following Andover, 
attended Yale. He served as an officer in the U.S. 
Navy during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, and 
then earned his law degree at Yale in 1 966. He began 
his career in the federal government with the Depart- 
ment of Housing and Urban Development. In the 
early 19~0s he moved to the Capitol Hill neighbor- 
hood of Washington, DC, to work as associate gen- 
eral counsel at HUD, where he remained until a tew 
years after his retirement, when he relocated to the 
Virginia suburbs. 

John sang professionally in churches as a young 
man, and for many years as member of the Capitol 
Hill Chorale in Washington, where he was a frequent 
soloist. It was only weeks before our graduation when 
he commanded the George Washington auditorium 
spotlight with his solo of "Golden Days" as Dr. Engle 
in Sigmund Romberg's Vie Student Prince. 

He collected swords, jade, porcelain, statuary, 
glass, photographic equipment, and mechanical and 
optical instruments. His strength was in research- 
ing the history and various facets of his hobbies, not 
necessarily their actual practice and, as a result, the 
breadth and depth ot his knowledge was extensive. 

I met John in Eaton Cottage in 1952. My Mid- 
western roommate and 1 tound someone who had 
never been west of what is today Route 1-495 (20 
miles west of Boston) an exotic creature. We regaled 
him with tales ot gangster massacres in Chicago and 
Indian depredations in Kansas City. Whether he 
really believed us I'll never be sure. But one day John 
invited me to come with him to Peabody House, 
a long-gone tea dance venue that sat behind the 
archaeology museum ot the same name. 

The second floor was the lower-middler com- 
mon room, and the first floor was a large room 
whose only permanent piece ot furniture was a baby 
grand piano. John sat down and began to play. When 

he finished, I asked him to tell me whenever he was 
coming there again. He did. And this lower-middler 
closed his eyes and unwound many an afternoon lis- 
tening to Brahms, Beethoven, and Mozart rendered 
by the secret classical musician ot the Class ot 1 955. 

David Gunn was contracted last February by 
the DC Metro, which he led from 1 99 1 to 1 994, to 
provide "an overarching assessment ot what ails the 
system and how to fix it." Weeks later the evaluation 
by the former head of Amtrak was described in the 
Washington Post variously as "frank," "blunt," and 
"withering." So much tor Dr. Gunn's roadbedside 

June 10-12, 201 1 

Anne Woolverton Oswald 
9365 Spring Forest Drive 
Indianapolis IN 46260 

ABBOT It has been a very hot and humid sum- 
mer here in Indianapolis. I spent three days with 
Susan Wickham Maire at her cottage at Lake 
Odessa, Mich. The temperature was so uncomfort- 
able we left the lake and went to her air-conditioned 
home in Williamston, Mich. Nonetheless, we had a 
nice visit. 

My plan tor a trip to Wyoming and Montana was 
aborted, as 1 needed surgery on my Achilles tendon 
the last day ot August. The itinerary had included 
visits with Ellen Welles Linn and Louise Day- 
Cook. We hope to reschedule in 20 1 1 . 

Jane Tatman Walker had visits with Eleanor 
Rulon-iMiller York and Leslia Pelton Morrison. 
She also spent time with Carolyn Gaines Ruckle 
and Mary Wellman Bates '57. 

Jane and husband Frank left Indianapolis this 
September to visit Betsy Parker Powell and her 
husband, Dave, on Nantucket. 

Margaret Oliver Hedeman wrote, "Last May I 
took a fascinating three-week trip to China, which 
included Tibet. It improved my understanding ot 
the issues in dealing with that enormous country 
and its culture. I also spent a wonderful two months 
over the summer visiting family and friends in 
New England. 

And a last bit ot news, arriving just before this 
issue's deadline from Louise Day Cook: "Our 
granddaughter, Devon, has recently been deployed 
on the carrier Abraham Lincoln for six to eight 
months in the Gulf region. It is an exciting new life 
for her! Our daughter, Danna, is regional chair tor 
First Things First of Arizona, a program focused on 
community-based education and health services 
for kids 5 years old and younger. She is mounting 
an all-out effort for the next two months on a bal- 
lot initiative which will allow continued funding 
through the state legislature." 

After you read this, could you please take time 
to send me your e-mail address and those of other 
classmates from your records. My list needs to be 
updated following a change in computer and gener- 
ally haphazard capturing ot new data. I promise to 
be more organized with the new information you 
send me. And, having said that, I think I have served 
my time in this role and would welcome someone 
stepping forward to replace me. And don't give me 
the "irreplaceable" line! 

Be happy and be safe! Hugs, Woolvie. 

%' 1956 

June 10-12, 201 1 

Phil Bowers 

322 W. 57th St., Apt. 30F 

New York NY 10019 


Phil Bowers@verizon . net 

Philip R. Hirsh Jr. 

59 Union Run 

Lexington VA 24450-6040 


PHILLIPS There was a brief article in the winter 
2010 edition ot the Bulletin (I haven't yet wrapped 
my mind around its new name, Andover, the maga- 
zine o) Phillips Academy), "Josh Miner and the 10 
Words that Changed My Lite," by David Zelon ~4. 
At the end of Zelons admission interview, Miner 
said, "You've got all the brass, but none ot the polish." 
As that was sinking in, he added, "I think Andover 
will be a good place for you." I have my own 1 0-word 
Miner lesson, maybe not as transforming, but still 
a Miner-moment to remember. Picture physics 
class in Morse Hall, upper-middle year, Josh Miner 
perched on the front edge ot his desk staring down 
at our classmate (unnamed, but I'll bet he remem- 
bers) who was struggling to explain the Doppler 
effect. Clearly, he hadn't mastered the concept, but 
that didn't stop him. He knew it had something to 
do with a train fast approaching a station, whistle 
blowing, people waiting on the platform listening as 
the great locomotive approached, thundered by, and 
faded into the distance. Miner let him go on until he 
finally ran out of platform, then held up his hand like 
a traffic cop and planted the sword: "When it gets 
too thin to shovel, use a pump." 

That takes me to Ernie Latham and another 
10-word maxim, this one from Dudley Fitts. Ernie 
very kindly invited me to |oin him tor lunch at his 
club tor retired foreign arlairs specialists in Washing- 
ton, D.C. 1he club is in the Bacon House, an elegant 
1825 mansion, once the residence ot Chief Justice 
|ohn Marshall. Ernie was about to catch a plane to 
Romania, a country whose language, history, and art 
have become his passion since he was first stationed 
there by the Foreign Service. Ernie has a PhD from 
the University ot Bucharest and fabulous stories 

Andover | Winter 20 11 71 

Alumnae appreciate art 

From left, Mary Wellman Bates '57, Carol Gaines Ruckle '57, and Jane Tatman Walker 
'56 surround a print by Elizabeth McGuire Enders '57. Jane and Mary helped Carol 
decide on the framing, which was done by Mary. The event took place in January 2010 
in Sarasota, Fla. 

about his life there as a diplomat. He talked about 
hiking in the Carpathians with a ,357 pistol in his 
belt, not — as you might expect —to tight oft Ceaus 
escu's secret police, but tor protection trom Car- 
pathian bears. Ernie now di\ ides his time between 
Washington and his apartment in Bucharest, free 
to spend his retirement with the country's writers, 
musicians, and artists. 

Ol the seven retired diplomats at our table, three- 
were Andover graduates. Naturally, our conversation 
turned to recollections of unique moments with 
teachers like Josh Miner, Emory Basford, and Dud- 
ley Fitts. Ernie recalled the 10-word beauty Fitts tired 
at Woody Ransom as he struggled with the poetry 
equivalent of the Doppler effect: "(let your hip boots 
on, Ransom, more mud just ahead.' 

Woody doesn't recall the hip boots episode, but 
he has fond memories of Fitts's class. "Funny, I still 
remember the way Fitts pronounced 'hubris; ' he said, 
he hi is. I've never heard anyone else pronounce it 
that way." It's strange how we can hang onto a tiny 
fragment trom more than half a century ago but 
struggle to remember what we had tor breakfast. 

Jerry Kingland and his wife, Lynn, stopped by 

our home last summer for a too-brief visit, some 
iced tea, and a jolly chinwag on the back porch. Jerry 
is enjoying retirement trom his OB-GYN practice, 
but Lynn is still doing consulting work tor Martha 
Stewart. Since our big reunion, they have added 
another grandchild — now they have six to keep 
them busy. 

Joseph J. ( onscntino passed away in June. Joe 
had a stroke several years ago and, while struggling 
to recuperate, he developed cancer, joes wife, Cathy, 
wrote, It is a terrible void; a silence in a lifetime so 
tilled with music and laughter. Even after his stroke- 
he would drive every other week to pick up goods 
for the local food bank. He wrote musical arrange- 
ments for church organists, and he identified birds 
in the backyard by the musical quality of their songs. 
I k- did his best to adjust and, amazingly, never com 
plained except when the Red Sox lost. He could 
surmount anything but the cancer, and he even 
controlled that until the very end. He was a kind and 
honorable man, had a wicked sense of humor, and 
was modest about a talent the rest of us saw as so 
huge. He will be remembered and missed by more 
people than I know, I am sure." Two foundations 

have established memorial funds in recognition of 
Joe's work with underprivileged children and com- 
munity music programs. If you are interested in get- 
ting in contact with Cathy, e-mail me, and I will send 
along the details. 

Jesse Barbour wrote, "The Old Guard Aces 
and Brass were gathered at Andover in June for our 
annual reunion, and it appears Joe left us a few days 
after that. All of us in the Aces will certainly miss 
him." Jesse, Dan Kimball, and the rest the returning 
'56 Aces are planning a remembrance for Joe at the 
201 1 reunion. 

Jesse and Elaine celebrated their 50th wedding 
anniversary last July with a trip to Canada. Congratu- 
lations to them and all of the rest of you who have or 
will soon pass that golden milestone. 

1 am sad to report that Thomas " Mickey" Countee 
died on Oct. 30. We will have more about him in the 
next set of class notes. 

By now you are aware our 55th Reunion will take 
place June 10-12. According to one PA official, typi- 
cally 55th reunions "do a huge nosedive." The reason 
is obvious: in the last four years, between Andover 
and college, we ve been to two major reunions, more 
than many of us have attended in the previous 50 
years. We might have reunion burnout. But consider 
this: we have momentum, our rekindled friendships 
deserve nurturing, and, besides, five years ain't what 
it used to be. Let's live every moment, enjoy the many 
lectures and events, reminisce with the Aces, and cel- 
ebrate again the durable affection we have for class- 
mates and school. And the weather report guarantees 
it won't rain. — Phil Hu sh 


Marcia Colby Truslow 
35 Lark St. 
Lewisburg PA 17837 

ABBOT Happy fall, y'all! I had a nice flurry 
of e-mails and a lengthy phone call trom Lynne 
McLaughlin Moughty quite literally at the very last 
moment these notes were due. Such tun to catch 
up! Lynne had just spent a few days with Lucinda 
Sulzbacher Cutler in her new-to-her condo in 
Madison, Conn. Lulu is pleased to be back where 
her boys were raised and to be nearer the town cen- 
ter. Josephine Bradley Bush had spent a tew hours 
with them, just sitting around and sharing all kinds 
ot memories. Jody and I ,ulu have been neighbors lor 
years in Killingworth, Conn., but now their houses 
arc for sale, as |ody and husband |on have also moved 
(to New Haven). There was discussion concerning 
our next reunion and the hoped-for possibility ol 
having more "down time, along with our class having 
a dinner just for us at a local restaurant. Or even two 
or three restaurants could be utilized with smaller 
groups of 20 or so. Feedback is welcome! 

I .ynne is happy to be living in Wolfeboro, N.H., for 
more than seven years. She is just a few doors away 

72 Andover | Winter 201 1 

from her brother, who married her college room- 
mate. She has one more year with the Lab puppy 
who is being socialized and trained as a service dog 
for Assistance Canine Training Service. He wears 
his vest wherever they go, even sitting with her in the 
choir loft at church and walking with her as she takes 
communion. Lynne cruised from San Francisco to 
Vancouver, via Alaska, in the spring. Her dream is to 
spend three weeks in New Zealand. 

Marion Pearce spent a week at a watercolor 
workshop in Cape May, N.J., with Charles Reid 
("master ot light"). Quite fascinating and v-e-r-y dif- 
ficult, apparently. Google his name: there is a wealth 
of information about him and his workshops. 

Walking expert Lucy Beebe Tobias is at it 
again: she will be leading eight destination walks, 
called "Walking Club with Lucy," with Prestige 55, 
which is part of Munroe Regional Medical Center 
in Ocala, Fla. Her website,, is full 
of interesting tidbits. From there one can reach her 
other walking website. Lucy is in Oregon right now 
(September) to meet her new baby granddaughter, 
Clara Grace. 

As 1 write this, Barbara Bradley Caswell is visit- 
ing Siena and Florence, Italy. The trip is a nine-day, 
1 5-person workshop with a local artist. Barbara is 
hoping to "come home with a couple ot worthwhile 
paintings." Summer was spent with her three chil- 
dren and five grandkids. 

More art adventures from Mary Wellman Bates, 
who has fallen in love with Indianapolis after a visit 
with Carol Gaines Ruckle and Jane Tatman Walker 
'56. Mary wrote, "We three girls had a very cultural 
and art)' three days! Included in our busy schedule 
was the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which was 
spectacular, and the just-opened outdoor sculp- 
ture garden known as ' 1 00 Acres,' which was filled 
with contemporary, site-specific sculpture done by 
relatively new and unknown artists. It was fantastic! 
We also did the Indianapolis Art Center and the Eit- 
eljorg Museum of American Indians and Western 
Art. Simply wonderful! We three girls had such a 
good time," which also included a dinner party with 
Karen Jones's sister, Linda Jones Matthews '54, 
and spouses. 

Carol Ruckle followed up with news of moving 
from a condo to a house because her husband's job 
has just been extended again — to 5-7 years total. 
The house is old and charming, which means it 
needs a lot of work! Carol did spend a week at their 
lake house in Michigan with her two granddaugh- 
ters and another week in Connecticut with a friend 
who has cancer, where Carol weeded the beautiful 
gardens. "Otherwise, it has been packing, cleaning, 
fixing up, painting, moving, unpacking, cleaning, 
painting, etc., all summer and fall." 

Marcia Colby Truslow spent her 6~th summer 
in Westport, Mass., with her son's family: the fourth 
generation now growing up in the same house. Lots 
ot memories. Annabel the Younger spends her days 
at a horse barn, while the twin boys learned to sail. 
They loved it, especially the capsizing part! 

My oldest granddaughter in Pennsylvania learned 
to row on the Susquehanna River this past summer. 

She absolutely loves it, and her four-person shell 
won the Crying Towel Regatta. Too many of us are 
talking up Dartmouth as the perfect college choice 
tor her, when she has only just started ninth grade. It 
would be sort ot tun to see her there, however, row- 
ing trom the boathouse which sits upon one of the 
land grants my mother s family gave to the college. 
We can all dream, can't we? ' 

And, finally, for those who are keeping track, my 
mom is still going strong. She will be 1 04 on Thanks- 
giving day. Must be that good old Vermont stock! 


Stephen C. Trivers 

151 South Rose St., Suite 61 1 

Kalamazoo Ml 49007 


Gregory Wierzynski 
4426 Klingle St., NW 
Washington DC 20016 

PHILLIPS We had a horrid summer in Washing- 
ton, meteorologically speaking, but as those of you 
who receive these notes by e-mail already know, 
the season started on a high note. A highly success- 
ful mini-reunion was held here in June, hosted by 
Elisabeth and Tom Fox and Diane and Phil Olsson. 
Also present were Bill Cox and Bill Sterling, who 
flew in trom California, Lee and Tom Terry, Irene 
and Steve Trivers, Don Wallace and his wite, Maria 
Brown, and your faithful scribe and wife Barbara. 
We visited the Library of Congress and the Folger 
Shakespeare Library, one ot Washington's lesser- 
known treasures. Afterward, led by Lee and Tom 
Terry, our class troubadours, we sang old folk clas- 
sics into a warm night on Phil and Diane's patio. 

As is usual in summertime, classmates were on 
the move. Fred Shuman spent a month in Turkey 
and Russia, returning with mixed emotions: "In 
spite of the art and palaces, the people's acceptance 
of oppression in Russia was depressing. "Andy Block 
headed to South Africa for the World Cup matches 
and a visit to the rural mission school where he and 
wife Shaun spent two years teaching a decade or so 
ago. Elon Gilbert flew off to Niger tor three weeks 

to inspect a Catholic Relief Services food project — 
an exotic destination tor most of us, but familiar 
territory tor Elon, an agricultural development spe- 
cialist. "I did the field research tor my doctoral thesis 
in northern Nigeria, just a tew hundred miles from 
where I will be in Southeast Niger." 

Lee and Tom Terry and John Ives and his wife, 
Geri Amori, chose cooler climes for their getaway. 
As Tom puts it, "We met up at the Boston airport, 
jetted to Reykjavik, and spent 1 1 days exploring 
Iceland's volcanoes, rivers and lakes. John has long 
had an interest in Icelandic sagas, so our tour was 
enlivened with tales of Eric, Gunnar, etc. We also 
learned to pronounce Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano 
that fouled European airspace with clouds of ash." 

Frank Incropera stayed closer to home, writing 
and bicycling in and around his condo in Hampton, 
N.H. After more than 40 years as a college profes- 
sor, the last tew as dean ot Notre Dame s college of 
engineering, Frank stepped down trom this post to 
have more time tor scholarship and travel. So far he's 
taught summers in London and Dublin and made 
intermittent visits to MIT and ETH Zurich, the 
Swiss technology institute. 

From Vermont, Grabo Keator writes, 'Am in my 
second decade with PA since retiring as president 
ot International College in Beirut, Lebanon. Before 
that I was head ot the Pomfret School. Andover has 
been a perfect last chapter. Now a legit halt-timer in 
PA's Office ot Academy Resources, I commute from 
southern Vermont where my wite, Mamie, and I 
have lived since 1 990. For the better part of 1 years, 
I commuted to Beirut trom here as well, because the 
hostage situation prevented our living there. Marnie 
was ordained an Episcopal priest in 2000. Our three 
sons are happily married and have given us eight 
grandchildren. It took two generations, but we are 
now a balanced family: three sons, two grandsons, 
and six granddaughters." 

For the past year, Tom Bissinger has been work- 
ing on a play called Bus. The action takes place, pre- 
dictably enough, on a bus. "Think Trailways," Tom 
says — and it is, let's say, intimate. The protagonists 
are two brothers, Mort and Doc, who haven't seen 
each other in 17 years, plus six other actors; the 22 
other passengers are the audience. The bus route 
takes the characters trom Hell's Camp to Paradise 
Falls, but Tom hastens to add, "We will not be driv- 
ing the bus as the play is enacted." The timetable calls 
for a spring departure. 

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Trunks to Don Wallace, who sent me the clip- 
ping, we learn that Wally Phillips has been argu- 
ing in the op-ed pages of Philadelphia's Ihe Inquirer 
that criminal defendants who are treed on bail but 
fail to show up in court should be tried in absentia. 
According to Wally, who is chairman of the Penn- 
sylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, 
Philadelphia suffers from the highest fugitive rate in 
the country, and such trials would help deter defen- 
dants from skipping bail. 

In a reminder ot how fast our actuarial odometer 
spins, Austen Zecha writes from Kuala Lumpur that 
he's feeling much better after surgery to bypass three 
almost completely blocked heart arteries. Austen jok- 
ingly blames the ordeal on a colleague who managed 
to drag him to a hospital for a physical, his first in four 
years. "The whole process was, for me, quite an expe- 
rience," Austen writes. "But finally giving up smoking 
in exchange tor living to 100 isn't a bad deal." 

Bill Sterling has been playing househusband, tend- 
ing to wife Yvonne, who underwent knee replace- 
ment surgery in late September. It 's not an easy task if 
one happens to live in the boonies, as Bill does. In his 
class letter, Bill tells ot the joys ("succulent heirlooms 
are coming in sweet and juicy") and perils ("snow 
occasionally closes the road") of country life. You 
can savor his observations in full on the class w ebsite. 

Which brings me to this plea: let's turn the web- 
site for the class, PA and Abbot combined, into a 
lively social cyber spot. So far, only 54 members have 
joined — three ladies and 5 1 gents. Signingon is easy: 
simply go to the site and follow the prompts. Your 
first attempt will generate an e-mail to Tom Terry so 
he can verify you're a member of the class: after that, 
a password is sent to you and you can log on at will. 
Should you have a senior moment and forget your 
password, a link will quickly provide you with a new 
one. 'As we approach our 55th Reunion," Tom writes, 
"I hope many of us will post something — photos, 
videos, comments, or a comment on someone else's 
posting — and turn the site into a real community." 
Amen. -G 


Parry Ellice Adam 
33 Pleasant Run Road 
Flemington NJ 08822-7109 

ABBOT Anne Cole Stephano spent some 
delightful time uith Ellie Tart Ethridge and her sis 

ter Nathalie Tart Andrews '59 on the island in Maine 
where they have summered nearly all of their lives. 
They all met there in June 1 94"! 

My husband and I had a wonderful \ isit chez 
Withington (June Hamilton Withington and hus 
band NufF) in Plymouth, Mass , while we were with 
our daughter's family just "up the road." 

Sadly, 1 received a note from Dave Shanks, bus 
band of Cynthia Worcester Shanks, saying thai 

she had passed away on Aug. 30, shortly before my 
news plea went out. We all send our deep sympathy 
to her family. 


Dermod O. Sullivan 
Smith Barney 

590 Madison Ave., 1 1th Floor 
New York NY 10022 

dermod .o.sullivan@morganstanleysmithbar 

PHILLIPS Mai Salter writes, "Since I stepped 
down from my chair at Harvard in 2006 after 40 
years on the faculty, I have been deeply involved in 
municipal affairs as chair ot various commissions 
addressing the economic and governance of the 
City of Newton — a city ot 85,000 residents spread 
across 1 3 villages just 1 2 miles down Beacon Street 
from the Massachusetts State House. 

"While no longer teaching, 1 am still involved in 
university affairs as an active participant in Harvard's 
Center for Ethics, where I am part of a group study- 
ing institutional corruption in both the public and 
private sectors. This has been a long-term research 
interest ot mine (for example, Innovation Corrupted: 
Uic Origin and Legacy oj Fnroiis Collapse, by Mal- 
colm S. Salter, Harvard University Press, 200S). 
Apart from all this, 1 am still active in competitive 
squash, ski touring in Austria, road biking in the 
Berkshires, and golf?' 

When Mai wrote, he was preparing for a 50th 
anniversary celebratory row at the Henley Royal 
Regatta (on July 3). Halt a century ago Harvard's 
undefeated lightweights won the Thames Cup, and 
Mai w as luck) enough to be a member ol that squad. 
I called Mai to see how the "reunion " went. Mai said 
the even! was full ot coincidences. Only two boats 
were united back: the Harvard lightweights and 
the crew from the Shrewsbury School in England, 
stroked In our own Dan Rowland, w ho had taken 
a P(l year in England under an English Speaking 
Union schoolboy exchange. Dan spent an extra 
year at Shrewsbury to become the stroke and the 
captain ot boats" of the schools crew. Ultimately, 
Shrewsbur) won the Princess Elizabeth Cup at 
I lenity, setting a record that lasted rive years. That 
earned Dan and the Shrewsbury crew a return trip 
and a rendezvous w ith Mai. 

Moreover, the coincidences continue. Dan 
and Mai married classmates from Abbot '60; Dan 
married Wendy Bolton, and Mai married Barbara 
Norr. I invite everyone to reread our 50th Reunion 
yearbook. Dan Rowland's and Mai Salter's ess.ivs 
are exquisite. 

Mai adds that he still enjoys the friendships of 
several PA classmates— including Monty Hindi, 
Maarten Menkes, and Hill Stiles |usl as the lives 
of Dan Rowland and Mai are intertw ined and Mai 
and Monty Bissell remain friends, Monty and my 
next subject, Dane Smith, were roommates at 

Andover and still keep in touch. 

Dane Smith writes, "It's hard to believe that two 
years have passed since our 50th. I wanted to bring 
you up-to-date on a couple of things for the class 
notes. Earlier this year Praeger published the book 
I wrote for the Center for Strategic and Interna- 
tional Studies: U.S. Peacefare: Organizing American 
Peace-Building Operations. It emerged from one of 
the two courses I have been teaching at American 
University's School of International Service. It is 
an assessment ot the peace-building architecture in 
the Clinton and Bush administrations, focusing par 
ticularly on the innovations following the debacle in 
postconflict reconstruction in Iraq. It examines the 
state and defense departments, the National Secu- 
rity Council, USAJD, and the U.S. Institute of Peace 
The most interesting part ot the work was interview- 
ing some 1 25 current and former policy makers. 

"I remain engaged in Africa. In March [wife] |udy 
and I visited our daughter Jennifer, who runs Catho- 
lic Relief Services operations in Rwanda. With her 
in Kigali are her two boys and mother-in-law, while 
husband Stanley visits occasionally from his job 
in Baltimore. We went from Rwanda to Ethiopia, 
where we trekked to pastoral education projects 
in the remote south mounted by the International 
Institute tor Rural Reconstruction. (I'm a board 
member.) In May I traveled to Guinea to advise 
on a program ot conflict prevention implemented 
by the BEFORE Project, sponsored by the Alli- 
ance tor Peacebuilding and swisspeace. 1 have been 
teaching a course on peace-building in Africa at 
American University. 

"In addition to our grandchildren in Rwanda, we 
ha\ e two in Asheville, N.C., where daughter Nita '88 
and husband Jay do special education. Son Dane 
works in Washington, D.C., for the Gallup Org| 
nization. He and wile Nanci have three children, 
whom we see quite regularly. Our annual lamily 
vacation w eek together in July is always a highlight 
ot our year." 

Unfortunately, I must report the passing ol David 
Kiernan, who died on Aug. 4, 2010, in I ittle Rock, 
Ark. Dave was with us for tour years, after graduat- 
ing from St Patrick Grammar School in Lawrence, 
Mass During our senior year, the late Congressman 
Thomas J. 1 ane appointed David to the Naval Acad- 
emy. Two years later, he was diagnosed with Type 1 
( juvenile) diabetes and w as forced to w ithdraw from 
the academy 1 le then transferred to lohns I lopkinS 
and graduated in 1 962. 

I or most ot his professional career, David worked 
tor the federal government in Washington I or SCT 
eral years, he served on the House ot Representa- 
tives banking committee as the minority assistant 
stall director tor bousing. I le then served as deputy 
director of congressional relations at the federal 
I lome Loan Bank Board. He subsequently became ] 
the director ot federal Government Relations for I 
the Associated C redit Bureaus. In the final phase of 
his career, he worked at the U.S. Department ot Agri- 
culture in the Olhce ot Rural Development. 

David's wife, Carol, reports that his hobby 
was sailing his 25-foot cabin cruiser out of Old I 

74 Andover | Winter 201 1 

Dominion Boat Club and the Capital Yacht Club 
on the nearby waters ot the Potomac and the Chesa- 
peake Bay. Once a Midshipman, always a Midship 
man. David and Carol also enjoyed vacations skiing 
in Aspen. 

David had a special bond ot gratitude with 
his nephew Stephen Kjernan ot California, who 
donated a kidney to David in 1999. thereby giving 
him 1 1 more years ot lite. 

Regatta reunion 


Nathalie Taft Andrews 
2407 Ransdell Ave. 
Louisville KY 40204 

ABBOT Susie Fox Castellini writes, "My lite is 
filled with baseball. Five years ago my husband. Bob, 
took control ot the Cincinnati Reds. We are leading 
our division, and the tension grows. Sure could use 
everybody's cheers." 

Lolly Bell Hetherington says her "older son 
finallv has retired from the Marine Corps after 2 1 
years. He and his tamily. including triplet boys and a 
daughter, moved to V ienna. Va . . . . When he was on 
a deployment I just froze. The sacrifice ot our mili- 
tary is truly that." 

Judy Agor Avdelott sends this inspirational 
news: "I'm helping my daughter. Deb. with her B+ 
(Be Positive) jewelry business. Her husband, Pete, 
was diagnosed with leukemia 3.5 years ago, and part 
ot his treatment was a stem cell transplant. During 
the process his blood type converted from A+ to 
B+ and he has a new DN'A too! Deb took this as her 
mantra: be positiv e and you can get through all chal- 
lenges. Visit our website, 
And the good news: Pete is doing beautifully! Be 
well, everyone." 

Three items trom the Vineyard: 

Joan Synnott Ardrey writes, "[Husband] Jim 
and I visited friends on Martha's Vineyard over 
Labor Day weekend and went by to see Allen 
and Winkie Ward Keith at their gorgeous place 
in Chilmark. Winkie was busy getting ready for 
her daughters wedding, but graciously took time 
to show us around. We all agreed that it hardly- 
seemed as if a year had passed since the 50th. Mini- 
reunions, anyone?" 

Winkie Ward Keith writes, "My oldest daughter, 
Lucy, 45, got married Sept. 1 8 on Martha's Vineyard. 
She is marrying Tomas Diagne from Senegal, West 
Africa. My daughters, Tess and Coral, will be brides- 
maids; granddaughter Sky Lily, 3, the flower girl; 
and her brother Max, 7, will be the ring bearer... . 
After many years, Coral and husband Steve Rabey 
moved trom Guernsey (English Channel) to Cum- 
berland, Maine, so now I can see my grandchildren. 
Tess is in Portland, Ore., getting a master s degree. 
Hope to see you soon." 

Connie Laurence Brinckcrhoff writes, We are 
enjoying our Vineyard house, commuting between 

Dan Rowland '58, left, met up with Mai Salter '58 this July during the 50th anniversary 
celebratory row at the Henley Royal Regatta in Oxfordshire, England. 

New London, N.H.. and the island. Beautiful sum- 
mer! I am still working at Dartmouth for a few- 
more years. We enjoy our three children and eight 

From Susie Goodwillie Stedman: "[Husband] 
Bruce and I completed a 16-day trek to the Midwest 
to celebrate his 90th birthday(!) and visit his sons 
and sister and their families in Michigan, Wisconsin, 
and Minnesota. We drove 3,322 miles, had a great 
time, and managed not to strangle each other. Amaz- 
ing grace. This weekend my gardening sorority, the 
Ladies of the Dirt, hosted a fabulous surprise birth- 
day party tor Bruce.... Guess we can't complain 
about our meager three score and ten." 

Duncan "Moose Whittome reports, "At the 
end ot May 20 1 0, after almost two years in Char- 
lottesville, the house renovation restoration, still 
a work in progress, was at a point when I could 
move in and retrieve furniture from storage. There 
are many unopened boxes. Susan, Dearing Ward 
Johns-Lewis, and I dream of a mini-gathering of 
59ers in the not too distant future Organization is 

the challenge. Meanwhile, 1 have a date with Lolly to 
come over to see the progress." 

OK, '59ers, that s tour votes for a mini-reunion! 

Sandra Moulton Burridge w rites trom Oxford, 
U.K., "I just returned to Oxford after five weeks in 
Montreal, where I go two or three times a year to 
keep up with friends and tamily. Since retiring, my 
husband and I have lived in Oxford so he can play 
year-round tennis. We have a son in London and 
travel a couple ot times a year to Pans and France. 
It would be tun to see other '59ers in either Mon- 
treal or Oxford it anyone is passing our way. I really 
enjoyed the photos ot various reunions and mini- 
reunions and hope to |oin in one day, maybe. 

Perhaps we should plan a mini-reunion in 
Oxford, friends! 

For Diane Gerros, travel has been the main 
thing: "In June it was Alaska tor a cruise and then 
inland to Mount McKinley, Denali, and the Arctic 
Circle — an ama/ing place to visit. On the cruise 
you could sit on your balcony and watch the scenery 
pass by, and on land it was possible to see animals 

Andover | Winter 201 1 75 

up close and personal. Now [husband] Don and 1 
leave for Tuscany for a leisurely car trip through the 
Cinque Terre, the Hill Towns, and Florence. All that 
art history we took at Abbot will come to life. 

Tina Savell Tread well and David "had fantastic 
warm and sunny weather in Maine all summer and 
that is newsworthy! Lots of company, boat snafus, 
swimming, lobsters, kids and grandkids! Heaven! 
After trips to Ireland and Alaska we are now ready 
to snuggle down into fall and winter in Maine: We 
feel very blessed!" 

Ann Morris Stack reports from Indianapolis, 
"Indiana passed voter ID laws that are among the 
most strict in the nation. ... I understand the hateful 
comments made between Republicans and Dem- 
ocrats — it's been happening since the founding of 
our country — but voter suppression? Haven't we 
moved beyond that? I feel as though I'm living in a 
third-world country... . Do citizens want a govern- 
ment that represents some of us or all of us?" 

Yes, I think we really do need a mini-reunion. Any 
organizers out there? 


David Othmer 
4220 Spruce St. 
Philadelphia PA 19104 

PHILLIPS These notes are being written in the St. 
Croix, Virgin Islands, airport, in late September. I'm 
on my way back from working with WTJX (pub- 
lic television tor the Territory) to Philadelphia. I'm 
hoping the rain will hold off long enough for wife 
Maureen and me to harvest the second halt of this 
year's grape crop. It's a good time of our lives, and I 
hope yours too — being close to 70 is very different 
and much better tor most of us than we expected, to 
the extent we thought about it, in the late I9.S()s. And 
yet, we are facing huge challenges, as individuals, as a 
nation, and as the human race. In a remarkable 1 99 1 
book, Generations, William Strauss and Neil Howe 
establish that different generations had different, but 
recurring, characteristics, and that major national cri- 
ses occurred approximate!) ever) 90 years -and had 
since the 1 600s. The last two — the Civil War and the 
Great Depression /WWII — indicate that the next 
one is upon us, and that it will be kids born in the 
'80s and early '90s who will confront it and resolve 
it, tor better or for worse. Turns out that generation 
shares the characteristics of our parents generation, 
the generation that got us out of the last crisis. 

It is amazing how hard it is to identify that 
next crisis. When the book was written- in early 
'90s — there was no obvious candidate. Since then 
there have been many radical religious fanaticism, 
global warming, the global economic crisis, nuclear 
proliferation. But it may be "none of the above" that 
the now 20-somethings have to resolve — it may be 
something that's not yet on anyone's radar screen. 
One way to think of it is to figure out what the ma|or 

forces affecting the world will be. It, for example, 
you pick social and economic stability as important 
factors, you can draw a four-box grid with four sce- 
narios — social and economic stability, social and 
economic instability, social stability with economic- 
instability, and economic stability with social insta- 
bility. There are other axes, of course, but it 's inter- 
esting to think about what you, your community, or 
our country should do if any of them happened, and 
what indicators you would look at to determine if 
any of the four scenarios were happening. 

You could draw up a similar grid tor yourself — 
wealth and health might be the axes. Try to avoid the 
lower left quadrant. 

The real message is that, even though we re close 
to 70 — do something! 

Dexter Koehl is: "I'm a firm believer that being 
passionate about something enriches our lives and 
keeps us young — and travel is my passion. I remain 
involved in international tourism work for the UN 
(Madrid-based UN World Tourism Organization) 
and the International Executive Service Corps on 
US AlD-funded projects. Currently, I'm complet- 
ing final edits on a 1 "0-page UN publication titled 
Toolbox for Crisis Communications: Checklists and Best 
Practices. Earlier this year 1 conducted tourism work- 
shops tor microfinance institutes in Lebanon and a 
workshop tor Asian national tourism ministries on 
crisis communications in Kuala Lumpur, Malay- 
sia. I also enjoy working with Junior Achievement 
Worldwide on developing a travel and tourism 
careers program tor 7- 12th-grade students in the 
classroom (L'.S.) and online (international)." 

Bill Anderson is: I'm going to be in Israel Oct. 
1 J— 23 with a 10-person group led by a Palestin- 
ian Christian group named Sabeel. It is weighted 
toward hearing the Palestinian point of view, but 
includes discussions with Israelis and with Israe- 
lis who support the Palestinian cause, plus lots of 
NGOs (Quakers, UN, etc.). [We'll see] many of 
the sights in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Na/areth. 
Should be very interesting." 

Bill ran into Bill Taylor at the duplicate bridge 
table in Blue I uU, Maine: "Despite a head start at PA, 
he did not place, but looks w ell and has 90 percent 
ot his PA hair." 

Quinn Rosetsky is: lies still working with the 
Passamaquody in Northern Maine. And he and wife 
Susan are also traveling. Last June, they and Emily 
and Bob Myers went on a five day, 50 mile hiking 
trip on the north coast ot Devon, England. "The 
weather was perfect, as was the scenery, and the 
terrain was challenging. Because ot our superb map 
reading skills (always keep the ocean on the right), 
we rarely got lost for more than a tew minutes. Bob 
definitely won the prize for eating the most full 
English breakfasts, but Qiimn held his own with 
desserts. As for conversations, let's just say that it's 
OK to discuss genealogy, but not politics. The nice 
thing about a good vacation is that the tasks ot the 
moment and the beauty and relaxation ot ones sur 
roundings soon take over- except tor diversions 
like the World Cup, which we watched in the eve- 
nings, No one kept score as to who was the fittest on 

the walk; and the decision to stop at the bottom ot 
the last set of hills on the last day at Smuggler's Cove 
on Lee Bay, a few miles short of our original desti- 
nation, did not bother anyone one bit. Nothing to 
prove at our age." 

And Ed Shapiro is beginning to think about 
what's next: "I am retiring as medical director 
CEO of Austen Riggs Center on June 30, 20 1 1 — 
and heading off in a sailboat to the Greek Islands." 
He's going with wife Donna and his youngest son, 
Joshua, who is now at the Concord School, begin- 
ning to bring to an end 40 years of childrearing! 
"And I hope I will then begin to have time for my 
old tnends!" 

Dexter provides the coda: "The stages of our lives 
never seem to work out as originally anticipated 
(retirement being a case in point) but in many ways 
the reality is tar better. We feel blessed. Life is good." 

And as the year turns, we all hope your lives are 
blessed, too. 

[Editor's note: During Leaders' Weekend in 
November, class secretary David Othmer was hon- 
ored by the Academy as a recipient ot its 20 1 Dis- 
tinguished Service Award — see page 40.] 


Lynne Furneaux Clark 
P.O. Box 1 087 

Manchester Center VT 05255-1 087 


ABBOT Greetings from the Green Mountains, 
which are just starting their annual change to bril- 
liant colors. Tins attracts most ot the population 
of New York and New Jersey to clog the highways. 
After a few weeks at our cottage in Ontario, I have 
returned to designing knitting projects and sell- 
ing yarns w ith the profits all going to charity. Our 
daughter was just here tor one night as she set out 
on her honeymoon, delayed by a year due to her 
husband's tour in Iraq. 

Kathy Stevens reports that she and her husband 
spent five weeks visiting their daughter and family 
on Nantucket. Their Moors End Farm provided 
fresh vegetables and berries every day. Tile fishing 
was challenging. Retirement is good. 

Lindsay Knowlton wanted us to know that she 
met with Hannah Jopling, Ann Twitchel Brown, 
and Dorothy Tod for a wonderful mini-reunion in 
Burlington, Vt., with lots of tun memories shared 
Then, more recently, she had lunch with Wendy 
Bolton Rowland in Belfast, Maine 

The reunion was the first ot a string ot trips tor 
C'ally Sherman Williams last summer, one to San 
[uan, Puerto Rico, where her husband swam in 
masters nationals, entering six events and winning 
five. Then they spent a week in the beautiful, his 
tone country of western Virginia, which included 
a nice hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway Between 
trips she has been in her pottery studio and teach 
ing kids' classes. 

76 Andover \ Winter 201 1 

Susan Goodwillie Stedman 
Citoyenne du Monde 

P* /~\ At just 9 years old, Susan Goodwillie embarked 
on a journey from which she never quite returned. 
She and her mother traveled to Haiti to spend a 
few months visiting a friend during a particularly 
cold New York winter. Among the 13 students in her fourth- 
grade class at the International School in Port-au-Prince, nine 
nationalities were represented — she discovered "the world." 

Susie loved her two years at Abbot Academy. A French class 
taught by Mile. Arosa, whom she found "both terrifying and 
amusing," inspired key choices on her path to becoming a 
citoyenne du monde. She spent her Stanford sophomore year in 
Tours, France, majored in French, and used her language facility 
throughout her career. 

Also at Stanford, she got to know law professor and civil rights 
activist Al Lowenstein, who took her to hear James Robinson, 
founder of Operation Crossroads Africa, a summer program that 
engaged North American and African students in work projects 
in Africa. Susie says she "would have gone to the moon with 
Jim Robinson, " and convinced her father to change the destina- 
tion of her 1963 graduation gift — a plane ticket to Paris — so 
she could head to Ivory Coast instead. In the village of Daloa 
her brave band of 25 American, Canadian, and African students 
gamely set about constructing a gravel basketball court. "It 
was," she says, "an unmitigated disaster." But she fell in love 
with Africa. 

Having read in Africa about Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic 
March on Washington that summer, Susie was eager to become 
part of the civil rights movement. Her whiteness, however, was 
an obstacle; action groups wanted workers of color. Through a 
friend a door opened, and Susie became executive assistant to 
Dr. Dorothy Height, president of the National Council of Negro 
Women (NCNW). 

At just 22, she was named one of two Mississippi-based 
staff for "Wednesdays in Mississippi" (WIMS), an all-women 
project. Cofounded by Height and sponsored by five national 
women's organizations at the request of a courageous group 
of Mississippi women, WIMS brought women — black, white, 
Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish — from Northern cities to help 
"build bridges" between black and white women in Mississippi 
during the tumultuous 1964 Freedom Summer. "It was strictly 
undercover work," says Susie. "Anyone coming into the state 
was considered an 'outside agitator' and highly suspect." 

She stayed in a fancy "white" apartment, which happened to 
be owned by members of the White Citizens Council. Her rent 
was paid with laundered money from the NCNW. Blacks and 
whites simply could not be seen together; she and her black 
coworker met clandestinely in the back room of a YWCA in the 
"negro district." 

In 1966, after earning a master's degree in international law and 
economics at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, she was 
eager to return to international work. She applied for a job with 
the Ford Foundation, but was informed they didn't hire women 
for positions abroad. Unfazed, she got a job in the United 

Nations press office and later relocated to the U.N. Development 
Programme (UNDP). 

By 1 970, times and attitudes were changing, and Susie was hired 
to fill the number two position in the Ford Foundation's West 
African office. She spent five "wonderful and rich" years there — 
followed by three years with the foundation in New York. 

After earning an MPA degree at Harvard's Kennedy School in 
1 979, she started the Goodwillie Group. For the next 1 4 years her 
company provided international advisory services to USAID, the 
U.N., and several NGOs. Projects included evaluating international 
family planning programs, analyzing the relationship between 
refugee aid and development in Asia and Africa, and establishing 
the Ashoka Fellowship program in West Africa. 

In 1984, Susie became executive director of Refugees 
International, moved to Washington, D.C., and lived on a 
houseboat. She helped transform the nascent all-volunteer 
group into a leading professional advocacy organization — and 
was the first recipient of the Refugees International award for 
service on behalf of refugees. 

At UNDP in 1968, Susie had met R. Bruce Stedman, a senior 
official who later became U.N. representative in East Africa and 
assistant secretary-general. "We kept in touch," she says, "and I 
married Bruce, the love of my life, in 1993." 

Since moving to Maine in 1994, Susie has written two books, 
become a master gardener, helped turn an abandoned farm into 
a thriving education center, and cofounded a regional theater 

This gusty November day, she looks from her home on Westport 
Island across two ponds to the Gulf of Maine. She couldn't have 
imagined where her life would take her when she was at Abbot 
50 years ago. On a recent visit to Andover, she was struck that 
"kids today seem to feel they have to know now what they will 
want to be doing in 20 years. The most important thing is to 
soak up all the education you can, then follow your heart and 
respond to opportunities when they arise." 

Stedman is the author of Voices from the Future — Children Speak 
Out About Violence in America and Now Hear This: The Life 
of Hugh 5. Knowles, Acoustical Engineer & Entrepreneur. She 
collaborated with Dorothy Height on her 2005 autobiography, 
Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir. 

—Jill Clerkin 

Margaret Wilkins Noel had a fantastic sum- 
mer, beginning with the tun of seeing classmates at 
our 50th Reunion. She gathered with many family 
members tor their middle daughter's wedding in 
New York City and a family celebration in Montana 
ol their youngest daughter's marriage. She later vis- 
ited Crater Lake, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite, none of 
which she had ever seen before. Amazing scenery! 

Maggie Elsemore Sipple really enjoyed seeing 
classmates and revisiting our old campus at our 
50th Reunion. What a joy to catch up with people 
we knew so long ago. 1 am so grateful to both Han- 
nah Jopling and Lexa Crane for all they did to make 
the reunion such a meaningful one. Maggies sum- 
mer was full of family joy. Maggie and husband 
Peter's son and his wife were with them for a delight- 
ful stretch before moving to their next school, which 
is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This was the first summer 
and the first family gathering with their new and 
only grandchild, Xenia Margaret Binzen, who lives 
only 20 minutes away. Maggie is also volunteering 
two mornings a week at the Newburgh (NY) Free 
Library. Husband Peter is serving as (part-time) 
interim pastor at St. George's Church in Newburgh. 

Lexa Crane reports that she has driven off into 
the sunset, heading west back to Texas for the next 
eight months. She regrets not reconnecting for a 
lunch with several of her classmates as promised. 
She left early to have her bum knee attended to by 
her Austin doctor. Before she split, she visited the 
newly redone Addison Gallery on campus and 
found great pleasure viewing the familiar and won- 
derful collection owned by the Academy. 

Hannah Jopling checked in to report she has been 
having a grand time enjoying postreunion events 
w ith classmates. She and Andie Valkenburgh Smith 
had lunch at the restaurant in her building. One hot 
night in July, Hannah and Phyllis Ross Schless had 
a fine time getting together for dinner and a wonder- 
ful Mark Morris ballet at Lincoln Center. After the 
meetingin Burlington mentioned by Lindsay above, 
Susan Spalding Silva patiently waited for Hannah 
on the Vineyard as she figured out the roads of 
the island to find her. Back in NYC she met Mary 
I eldblum in a loud wine bar for a pasta supper. 
Then, in early September, Sally Barngrove was in 
NYC and they had breakfast at a hip hotel followed 
by walking the I [ighline on the West Side. 

My thanks to all who contributed to this edition. 
We would love to hear from more ot you. The 50th 
renewed many friendships; let s keep them active. 


Dick Bourne 

1503 McDermoft Road 

Pylesville MD 21 132 

410-836-1 100 

www. 1 

PHILLIPS Starting a column as class secretary, in 
the wake of the extraordinary 15-year stint of Alan 

Fox, is a daunting undertaking. Al has graciously 
offered his services as advisor, promising to show 
and tell what the highs and lows of his service were 
(where were the lows? one asks). 

Andy Combe, who acted as Al's predecessor 
class secretary for 1 years back when the dinosaurs 
roamed the world, graciously sent his condolences. 
He said he missed the reunion because he had to 
tly to Britain for some sort of naval conclave on 
June 1 1 . Happily, he has since agreed to drive over 
from his place in Fairfax County, Va., to come visit 
wife Anne and me here in Maryland to advise me 
on my duties tor over the upcoming five-year term. 
He says he drives 45,000 miles a year and the trip 
to our house on the Mason-Dixon line will be no 
big thing. 

Andy reports having been "marginally mobil- 
ity-impaired." When 1 read that,"] was consider- 
ably concerned, since I had a pretty long period 
of rotted-out hip tissue before two successful hip 
replacements this spring. According to Andy, while 
water-skiing in Texas this spring, he stepped on 
some barnacles, got his big toe infected, and didn't 
deal with it until the matter got serious. In |une the 
doctors chopped off a hunk ot his big right toe, and 
he complained mightily about having to take anti- 
biotics tor the first time in his life. 

Got a lovely note from Charlie kessler in mid- 
summer. Charlie and his wife live in the "bluff coun- 
try" of Minnesota, looking 500 feet down to the 
valleys that form the headwaters of the Mississippi. 
They share 90 acres with two horses, two hunting 
dogs, and several herds ot corn-fed deer. Respond- 
ing to a comment of mine about how beautiful 
Andover and New England were in June, he fully 
concurred, but indicated his strong preference for 
his less crowded current digs, where he and his wife 
enjoy riding, growing apples, gardening (vegetables 
and flowers), and fighting a never-ending battle with 
Minnesota's finest weeds. 

Ed Woll hadn't heard about having been chosen 
"best preserved" ot the classmates who showed at 
our glorious 50th Reunion many of us celebrated 
in June, but now reports he is "pickled pink" about 
the selection. My wite tells me she is glad we had 
no award tor "least well preserved" — and she didn't 
even know me in 1 960. 

I had a lengthy correspondence with Harvey 
Mole about how much tun he had at the reunion 
[b the extent Harvey treats China as home ( he and 
his wife also have a home in New Jersey), it appears 
he wins the prize hands down tor having traveled 
farthest tor the reunion. Harvey graciously ottered 
to serve as job consultant for my son Rick, who has 
been living in Beijing tor the past four years doing 
odd jobs, learning Mandarin, and trying to woo a 
lovely ( 'hinese woman who calls herself "Sabrina." 

Bill Sherman has agreed to be class agent for 
the next five years. We are lucky to have him. He 
was recently named a member of the 201 I "Best 
Lawyers in America," an honor he has held since 
the inception of the rating. His attention to detail is 
extraordinary, as those who received handwritten 
notes lor the alumni fund can attest. 

Bill will have a " Bill's Corner" at our class website, 
located at www., the class website Ward 
Wickwire, master webmeister from yesteryear, cre- 
ated for the class. The combination of modern tech- 
nology and Ward's wonderful work means that the 
website may serve as a faster and better vehicle for 
disseminating information about classmates and 
class events than these class notes could ever be. 
Check them out. 

Dave Dumas sent me a mysterious envelope full 
of news clippings from the recent travels and travails 
of FW. de Klerk, the erstwhile South African leader 
who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson 
Mandela in 1 993. From what I understood from the 
clippings, Mr. de Klerk is happily retired from pub- 
lic office and spends his senior years traveling and 
lecturing. Not so Dave, who is the only member of 
the class who has chosen elective politics as a major 
avocation of his life and, by all accounts, shows no 
sign of retiring from the political fray. 

Please write or give me a call and let me know 
what's brewing in your part of the world. This col- 
umn belongs to you, and I need your help to make it 
a good newsletter for all ot us. 

June 9-12, 201 1 
Carolyn "Cally" Butler Dow 
50 Gray St. 
Portland ME 04102 

ABBOT Our 50th Reunion is just around the 
corner. We're in the final sprint! Many classmates 
have expressed concerns regarding having qual- 
ity time scheduled for us Abbot women. Not to 
worry. Program committee member Jane PaHfard 
Nichols and I have seen to it that this will happen. 
We w ill have time to celebrate our friendships, share 
our respective journeys, reminisce, and share some 
laughs. With no '50s puritanical parietalsl Imagine! 

Karyl Charna Lynn has done a brilliant job of 
editing the 2010 "yearbook" which should Lie in 
your hands this spring. 

One ol the highlights of the weekend will be an 
exhibition called Creative Works, featuring not just 
fine art, but any creative work you have achieved as 
part ot your vocation or avocation, such as photog- 
raphy, writing, music, crafts, culinary Creations, or 
collections. Joan Smith Bowkcrand |im Rubin '61 
will assist in the coordination ol this event I hope 
you will participate in this exciting exhibition 

Check out our class website at http://our 
Campus info 1961. 
. I am sad to report that Anne Louise Buerger 
died ol cancer in [line 

And mark your calendars tor June 9 1 2, 20 1 I ! 

78 Andover | Winter 201 1 



June 9-12, 201 1 

Paul Kalkstein 

42 Doubling Point Road 

Arrowsic ME 04530 


PHILLIPS This past May I was finally able to attend 
a class reunion at Princeton, where I was accosted 
by Wells Walker and chatted with Mark Munger. 
Wells offered me an excellent way to get material 
out ot classmates: write it myself. I have practice 
already in using the Class Notes Generator, and 
now I have brought these skills to the reunion book. 
Mark supplied me with an excellent tip tor finding 
tresh Damariscotta oysters, than which there are 
none liner. 

David Kirk reports, "Jim Field and his Blue Rail- 
road Train (on the band's way to the Kennedy Cen- 
ter in Washington, D.C.) played kickass bluegrass at 
the Club Passim in Cambridge Aug. 30 to the delight 
of Dave Harmon, Jim Sprague. and me. Absolutely 
outstanding in English and in French!" 

James sent along this take on the evening: "The 
evening at Club Passim was really special. Here I was 
with my French bandmates playing at the descen- 
dant ot the club where I first discovered bluegrass 
almost 50 years ago. And doing it in the company 
ot PA and Abbot classmates (featuring "the radiant 
smile of Jane Paffard Nichols '61") whose friend- 
ship is even older than my love ot this music. Lucky 
doesn t begin to describe my lite right now." 

Sadly, over the summer I received the news of 
several deaths. Carl Meyer passed away in Febru- 
jr\ Chuck" lived in Conway, Mass., and wrote for 
Vie [Greenfield] Recorder before starting his own 
business, Bird's Eye Views Aerial Photography and 
Scenic Flights. Like others in our class, Chuck was 
a pilot. He loved to fly his plane over the Pioneer 
Valley. Also, Dan Halcomb died of cancer in 2007 
in Reno, Xev. Dan left a successful advertising career 
to become a high-school English teacher. 

Drake Turrentine passed away July 1 4. He had 
multiple myeloma, a form of cancer. The class list- 
serv has archived news from and about Drake, who 
moved from a successful career in international law 
to work tor the Special Olympics starting in 1997. 
Many of us have mentioned the inspiration that 
arises from Drake's personal story. Many tributes 
trom around the world to Drake tor his commitment 
to and accomplishments for Special Olympics. 

Some happier news is required. Leslie Stroh 
commented on his daughter's wedding: "The wed- 
ding took place on a sunny day in a glen next to the 
house ... . We danced the Virginia Reel to bagpipes, 
and throughout the evening to an orchestra playing 
big-band swing-era music." Missing trom the nearby 
photo is Dennis Cross. 

A small role in the compilation of the class 
50th Reunion yearbook to which Jim Sprague 
has vouchsafed his heart, mind, and soul for many 

Reunions past and future 

Members of the Class of '61 SOth Reunion Committee are planning what promises to 
be a fun and fulfilling Reunion Weekend in June. From left, seated are Persis McClellan, 
Loring Low Stevens, and Cally Butler Dow. Behind them are David Kirk, Clint Kendrick, 
Jim Sprague, Malcolm Starr, and Ned Cabot. 

In September, Leslie Stroh '61 was father of the bride at the wedding of his daughter, 
Sarah, and Phillip Thornton in Morris, NY. From left, Jim Rubin '61, his daughter, 
Delphine Rubin McNeill '95, the groom and bride, Leslie Stroh, Sam Bingham '62, 
and Craig Whitney '61 all gathered for brunch the following morning. 

Andover | Winter 2011 79 

months, has taught me much about the individuals 
in our class. What variegated lives we have led! 
Many ot the class's essays are posted on our website. 
Personally, I most appreciate words trom those who 
acknowledge that, although Andover was a hard 
place tor many ot us, our experiences made us what 
we have become. 

A comment on the website trom Sid Bass about 
the inane anti-radio rule (remember that!') prompts 
me to suggest that we recollect some ot the other 
weirdnesses of Andover in our time. Send these 
along to me, or bring them to the reunion. 

Midsummer 1 had a most welcome e-mail trom 
Mike Bragg: Assisting Jim Sprague in the 50th 
Reunion yearbook project by way ot contacting my 
'assigned' classmates to encourage them to fully par- 
ticipate in this project has been, for the most part, a 
very rewarding and enjoyable assignment. Chatting 
with some with whom I have kept in tairly close 
touch over the years (including Jon Charnas and 
Andy Johnson) was, as always, en|oyable, perhaps 
even more so than usual because 1 had a chance to 
really pester them and get a little 'under their skin.' 
However, my contacts with so many other class- 
mates were even more stimulating because it has 
been more than 49 years since I have had any con- 
tact with most ot them. Long chats with Allen "Ace" 
Adriance ( last seen with his dad in Florida in the 
early to mid- 1 990s), Rob Charnas, Don Davis, Pete 
Fuller, Dave Cibson, Ed Graney, Bill Hanners, 
Everett "Skip" Hewlett, Belden "Bill" Johnson, 
Tim Johnson, Keith Lauder, Phil Neumark, Frank 
O'Brien, Bill Parent, and Dan Perin were the high 
points, followed closely by lengthy e-mail replies 
from Clive Cuthbertson and Page Smith. It is dif- 
ficult to understand that so much time has gone 
by since graduation day, yet to talk with these guys 
it seemed like only yesterday. The only disappoint- 
ments have been related to the failure ot quite a few 
others to make any replies to calls and e-mails u hat 
soever to either Jim or myself. 

"The best reconnection, however, turned out to 
be with George "Vee" Hanna. Although initially he 
did not reply to my first message left on his answer- 
ing machine or my follow-up e-mail reminding him 
to send in his "stull," I final!) received his July 19 
e-mail actually thanking me for my pestering and, 
more importantly, telling me he had a lakeside vaca- 
tion cabin only JO minutes east ot my home here in 
Blairsville (in the North Georgia mountains, and 

only four hours trom his home in Charlotte, N.C.). 

"We made plans to meet fordrinks and dinneron 
Saturday night at a restaurant near his cabin. From 
my point of view, the evening was a totally wonder- 
ful reconnection. If George and wife Deb enjoyed it 
only half as much as I did, then 1 am sure they had a 
great time as well. 

"George brought along his copies of the three 
annual soft-cover Andover address books trom 
his three years at Andover, and I brought along my 
1 96 1 Pot Pourn (which Deb had never seen before). 
1 think we all chuckled as we realized that neither 
George nor I had changed a bit from our 49-year- 
old formal senior photos. Well, maybe that's not 
what we were actually chuckling about! 

"We spent three hours catching up on each oth- 
er's life, and only scratched the surface. On their next 
trip over this way, I hope to have them come to my 
home to enjoy my open bar and one of my special 
home-cooked dinners." 

Please plan now to attend the reunion. Recon- 
necting is a great joy. 

Kathrin Krakauer 
405A Ridgefield Circle 
Clinton MA 01510 

ABBOT No news this edition, just a plea trom 
Lynne Moriarty Langlois that she needs volunteers 
for our 50th Reunion planning committee. Please 
contact Lynne at apllml2(i(\ it you can 
help in any way. Also, even if you don't want to vol- 
unteer, please let her know any suggestions you may 
have tor making the reunion something you would 
want to participate in. So far, events on the Abbot 
campus include a lunch on Friday, a tea on Saturday 
afternoon, a brunch on Sunday, and an art exhibi- 
tion of work by our classmates. Discussion panels 
are also being planned, so let Lynne know what 
\ou would like presented and it you can participate. 
Please send Lynne any and all old photos and mem 
orabilia you may have. There will be a 50th Reunion 
yearbook with old and current photos ot all ot us. 
Lynne is also looking tor a list ot Abbot walks and an 
Abbot songbook. 

Class Pages are now online! 

Join your classmates on BlueLink, 
PA's alumni community. 
Share photos and videos, chat, and keep in touch! 

It anyone has any information on the follow- 
ing "lost classmates, please let Lynne or me know: 
Barbara Bickly, Pauline Gray Briger, Brenda 
Bradley Dellostritto, Polly Lamed Herlihy, Berry 
Marshall Hoake, Marthe Osborne, Emvly Thalang 
Samaniego, and Robin Bradley Wynslow. 


Vic Obninsky 

21453 Shainsky Road 

Sonoma CA 95476-8412 


707-925-7310 (Fax) 

PHILLIPS For the past 1" years Sam Keith has 
lived in Albuquerque, N.M., and is the chairman of 
the Department of Psychiatry at the UNM School 
of Medicine. He had spent a long time around 
Washington, DC, with the National Institute of 
Health, but enjoys the life in New Mexico and espe- 
cially enjoys the friendly people. Like me, his first 
marriage was highly imperfect, but Sam had the 
brains to get out, and is now 38 years into his cur- 
rent one. We talked about our days at PA and how 
we regarded the environment. All of us have very 
different memories and opinions, but 1 have never 
heard anyone disagree with the proposition that our 
class was the brightest and most talented group of 
people with which we have ever been associated. 

1 had not seen Eric Sparre since a relatively liquid 
talk at Stimson House. He was not a starving artist 
in rural Pennsylvania, but was in that neighbor- 
hood. His name turned up on my computer and 
we had a very nice chat. As I could practice law or 
play megalomaniac games without a computer, Eric 
is combining art, artists, computers and more than 
J,700 highly-individualized websites. Both Google 
and Yahoo rated his company, Artspan, as No. 1 in 
contemporary art. We talked about marriages and 
staying in them, about a greater ease in dealing with 
females at our age now than when we were at PA, 
and the bonds that our classmates share. 

Peter Vermeil turned up on another computer 
social grouping. Breast cancer claimed his wife, 
,\ [arigale, in 2005. He remained in Chicago working 
for a year and then returned to his boyhood home 
of Peoria, III., in 2006. He started dating a woman he 
had known more than 25 years ago: he and Pam got 
married in 200S. Pam works at Illinois Cancer Care, 
and Pete helps out at Midwest Food Bank. I am glad 
that mm sibi lives on in our classmates so many ways 
in so main places. 

Our class president, Dan Jenkins, has finally 
retired. Unfortunately the mam reason is to see his 
wife, Kim, through a nasty vertebrae injury sus- 
tained in a bicycling accident. Since our days in Frost 
House, I have known Dan as a student, soldier, ski 
instructor, coal miner, stockbroker and long-haul 
truck driver, I am proud that he is still conversant in 
( ireek and Latin, is as much ol an intellectual as am 
of us, and that his smile still lights up a room. 

8 Andover | Winter 2011 

It looks as if our Reunion will occur on the exact 
date 50 years after our graduation. The committee is 
replete with chieftains, but requires Ten Little Indi- 
ans or more. Yes, 1 know I should have said "Native 
Americans," but can any of you honestly see me 
doing that and keep a straight face? Speaking or Indi- 
ans, does anyone know where Paul Rogers is? We're 
trying to find all our classmates. 

Winter will be here when you read this. I hope 
you and those dear to you had a fine autumn. 



Cynthia F. Kimball 
7 Thoreau Road 
Lexington MA 02420 


John C. Kane Jr. 
Ropes & Gray LLP 
One International Place 
Boston MA 02 11 0-2624 
617-951-7050 (Fax) 

PHILLIPS Edwin S. Gardner V died on July 23 
from injuries suffered when he was hit by a car while 
riding his bicycle. He is survived by his wile, Whit- 
ney Powers, and daughter Olive. 

No loss could be telt more keenly by our class. 
From the positive energy, graciousness, intelligence, 
and humor that enriched our time as students, 
through his superb service to the class as reunion 
chair on multiple occasions (a role he had enthusi- 
astically undertaken yet again tor our 50th), Ed was 
a giver and doer, not a taker and observer. He was 
among the few true Southerners in our class, reflect- 
ing and transporting the best qualities of a region he 
never left behind. As a student he led our class on 
the literary front, from serving as managing editor of 
the Phillipian to his work as general manager of the 
publication NELM. From the 1963 Pot Pourn page 
about NELM comes the following vintage Gardner: 
"The major decision of the year was not to print 
the world's first unexpurgated copy of Moby Relt- 
ney, PA's senior class play. As General Manager Ed 
Gardner said, 'We remembered just in time that we 
were mailing across state lines.' Gardner later added, 
'If God had meant tor man to go to the moon, he 
would have put him there.' " 

Why do Eds voice, and humor, seem immediate 
and timeless as this is written? 

From the community of Andovcr to the com- 
munity ot Charleston, S.C., Ed never stopped giving, 
influencing, enriching, and enhancing. Here are a 
few impressions of Ed's life, from his Charleston 

Ed's friend Jonathan Sanchez wrote, "If you're 
like me, part ot the intrigue ot city living is seeing 
the same strangers around town, maybe wondering 
about them. Like maybe a man and his daughter in a 
maroon Volvo wagon. Hes tall and lean with a long 
nose and thick shock ot blonde hair; she's thin and 
pretty with big blue eyes. On top of the car are a long 
purple kayak and a little red one. They're drinking 
giant smoothies full of.peanut butter and protein 
powder. He's 64 and she's 1 1 . They are partners in 
adventure. Lewis and Clark. Edmund Hillary and 
Tenzing Norgay." 

And from an account of Eds tuneral by friend 
Phil Noble: "What I never realized until I walked 
into Circular Church tor his funeral was that Edwin 
was a special friend to literally hundreds of people in 
Charleston — literally hundreds. From the great and 
the good' to the not so great and a little shabby, they 
were all there. They filled every seat in the church, 
the balcony, the annex and they lined the walls 
standing up. Even Mayor Joseph P. Riley could not 
get a seat. For the next two hours at the tuneral and 
another two at the reception following, his family 
and his city shared stories of Edwin, his antics, his 
work, and how he had touched our lives. Despite the 
obvious pain, it was truly a happy event." 

Dwayne Green wrote in Charleston City Paper. "It 
is my hope that we might use his example to learn 
what it means to be a vibrant, caring member ot this 
community. The best way to describe Edwin is this: 
I rarely met anyone as passionate about anything as 
Edwin was about everything.... The lesson I hope 
we all learn from Edwin is what it truly means to be a 
community advocate in a small city such as Charles- 
ton. Rest in peace, my friend." 

Two areas where his community contributions 
were strongly acknowledged are the Mosquito 
Fleet and the Peninsula Task Force. The former, 
established to reconnect inner-city children with 
Charleston's history of boat building and boating, 
reflected Ed's belief that the "rich African-American 
waterman culture of the Old South was every bit 
as colorful and deep as New England whaling and 
lobstering." To Ed, the program gave kids a sense of 

The Peninsula Task Force dealt directly with 
alternative forms of transportation: bicycles, pedi- 
cabs, public transportation, and more. From Tom 
Bradford's "Edwin Gardner was more than a cyclist, 
he was a visionary": "About cars and just about any 
issue, Edwin would say we have to take another 
approach, flip the problem over, to change the para- 
digm. With such a limited supply of space on the 
peninsula, our priority should shift toward moving 
people rather than moving people in cars, finding 
transportation alternatives that are sate, convenient 
and comfortable ... . As long as I knew him, Edwin's 
face was always tinged with excitement no matter it 
he was talking to me, his daughter Olive, or to Mayor 
Riley about community issues. He had a knack for 
turning problems into pluses. He was quick to find 
perspective, to be constructive. 

And still the man ot humor and opinion we knew 
when young. Again, from lonathan Sanchez: "He 

never said a dull thing. When he was in the book- 
store I own on Ring Street, it was like a Pans salon 
He was a business liability. He would spew liberal 
politics, say whatever he wanted about books, tell 
you what he hated. This includes Pat Conroy's 
books, during Pat Conroy's signing.... He still had 
the energy and convictions people had in their 20s, 
but he was from a generation that said things to peo- 
ple's faces in proper public discourse, as opposed to 
hiding behind online comments." 

It is said, but too rarely, that a person has died 
as he lived. That can be said of our friend. At the 
time ot his accident, Ed was returning, on his bicy- 
cle, trom a row on the Ashley River in one of the 
wooden gigs he and a group ot junior high kids had 
built 1 5 years ago. 

A full life, to be celebrated; and a passing, to be 
deeply mourned. 


Peter W. Schandorff 

3863 Flad Ave. 

St. Louis MO 631 10 


Tory C. Peterson 

86 Woodhaven Ridge Lane 

Tryon NC 28782 



PHILLIPS Bryce Muir has been gone tor tour 
years. His widow, Peggy Muir, sends the following 
message to us: "Thanks to the wonderful support 
from the PA Class of '64, the Merrymeeting Arts 
Center in Bowdoinham, Maine (established in 
honor ot Bryce Muir) got off to a strong start. We 
are now three years old, a formal nonprofit with an 
active board and... in the black! The bryceworks 
room has a changing exhibit ot his works. We plan to 
open an Emerging .Artists' show to support people 
who have not exhibited in galleries before. True to 
our motto 'art for everyone' and Bryce's egalitarian- 
ism, we have no jury process, resulting in a wonder 
ful mix of works by young, old, and professionals 
in all genres, displays ot artistry and whimsy, both 
aspects of Bryce. The Merrymeeting Arts Center 
is open every Saturday. 1 have a key and would be 
delighted to host Andover folks any time (call 207- 
666-3426). We are just two hours trom Andover. 
Your support has been incredibly important to me! 
We have just won our first grant trom the Quimbv 
Foundation (the founders ot Burt s Bees Products), 
which will fund a half time director. Our center is a 
joyous place where Bryce's spirit is very much pres 
ent. Thank you all very much." Thank you, I'eggv 

Bruce Wylie died in July 2010. He was a 
friend, and I feel his loss. Randall Roden and 
John McCullough knew him well and have con 
tnbuted the following. Randall wrote, "Bruce 
Wylie, a longtime force in the Seattle performing 

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arts community, endearing and enduring in his 
refusal to exit, died July 2 ot pancreatic cancer. A 
strong contingent of fellows and friends will gather 
to mark his exuberant life in proper fashion on 
Sept. 26, a day before his birthday. 

"Bruce grew up in Durham, N.C He attended 
Phillips Academy (an experience he might have lik- 
ened to Lord of the Plies, except in his case the venom 
would not have been directed at his fellow students), 
and then to UNC in Chapel Hill, where he graduated 
in 1 968 with a degree in English. His first job was as 
a devoted public school teacher, who refused a desk 
at the front of the class and worked individually with 
his students. 

"Bruce's instincts were sharp and his courage 
even greater. He created his own career, joining 
with other stubborn types to expand the concept ot 
mime, movement, theater, and what one could do 
to grab someone tor just a moment — of what? — 
sometimes connection and understanding, other 
times provocation and irritation, but always with 
humor and entertainment, and perhaps a glimpse of 
some greater harmony. 

"Icarus, it is said, flew too close to the sun. Bruce 
would not have hesitated, although he would have 
insisted on making his own equipment — and if it 
took a while, so what. The sky will be there. We'll get 
to it. For those of us who remain, it will take a very 
long in-breath to prepare for what comes next." 

John McCullough wrote a wonderful essay of 
memories. Here are excerpts: "Bruce studied Ger- 
man at Andover and played soccer and lacrosse for 
theGreeks.He [andl] attended UNC.After Andover, 
we relished our freedom and our new friends and 
migrated en masse to the Tempo Room, a college 
bar, where we (along with the Andover contingent 
of Rick Brock, Mike Campbell, Joe Freeman, Jay 
Heard, Ron Mitchell, Brad Moore, Randall Roden, 
Mac Thompson, Henry Hobson, and L.E. Sawyer) 
spent many a day and night, occasionally attending 
classes. At UNC women remained a mystery for 
most of us, so the Tempo Room and our own com- 
panionship there became our norm. 

"Bruce was given a tiny allowance. He and 1 split 
the cost of a small room and waited on tables, which 
paid tor meals. His father had thought to motivate 
Bruce to work for money; instead, Bruce learned to 
utilize his many skills to live happily without money. 
Bruce drew a high lottery number and missed the 
draft, which allowed him to teach in North Carolina. 
Not so fortunate, I went to Vietnam, where I got his 
letter saying thatjanisjoplin had come to UNC and 
chosen him to dance with. 

"Bruce later migrated to Seattle, where he stay ed. 
In 1 978 I went west to see him and we drove back 
east in his van, which lacked air conditioning. What 
a great trip, a life memory. From there I went to B 
school and a life of 9-5. Our paths did not cross 
often, but we always stayed in touch. 

"Bruce went back to Seattle, opened a restaurant, 
and cofounded the Seattle Mime Theatre. He per- 
formed throughout the world, and married his wife, 
Sally, whom he had met touring. They both loved 
animals and adopted stray dogs and cats. Bruce was 

'handy' and turned his skills to buying small houses 
and fixing them up. He then rented to artists who 
needed shelter and could pay very little. He was that 
kind ot guy. 

"For the last few years, it has always been my plan 
to visit him in Seattle. But I could never manage the 
time to do it — to my great regret. 

"What jumps out about Bruce is: his kindness, 
his love for friends, his love for animals, his desire to 
help people, his wonderful nature, rarely ever upset, 
an even temper, his spirit of joy and optimism that 
stayed with him throughout his trial with cancer, 
and his sense of humor. 

"Bruce simply personified the word good' in all 
he said and did. He did not believe in an afterlife, but 
his spirit is deeply within all ot us who knew him and 
will remain with us always. He was the best person 
we could know and the best friend we could have." 

Thank you, gentlemen. Until the next time. 

Happy holidays, everyone. — Peter 


Karen Swenson 

20100 SW Peavine Road 

McMinnville OR 97128 


ABBOT I flew to Massachusetts on Wednesday, 
June 9, for our 45th Reunion and spent a night with 
Sarah Watson Decew, who picked me up at the 
Hartford airport. Sarah and her sister have taken 
over the family house that her mother and father 
acquired in the mid-60s on one of the Great Ponds 
in western Massachusetts. It holds many happy 
memories ot family time together and was a lovely, 
relaxing spot. Sarah has been in touch recently with 
Emily Davis, who lives in South Carolina. Emily 
has been spending much of her time visiting her 
mother, who lives in Maine, necessitating frequent 
trips back and forth between South Carolina and 
Maine. Sarah has a similar situation as she is over- 
seeing the care tor her mother, who lives m Florida. 
Sarah also has property in Nevada, so she rotates 
between Massachusetts, Nevada, and Florida. 
Sarah became enamored of the West after attending 
school and working in Arizona several years ago. 

On Thursday, June 10, Sarah and I traveled to 
Newton Highlands, Mass., to visit Maggie Warshaw 
llrill and her husband, Nick, tora night. Maggie and 
Nick have three children, the youngest ot whom 
|ust graduated from Bates College in Maine. Anne 
Rahilly Crawford, who lives nearby in Needham, 
joined us for dinner. Anne has two sons, one of 
whom lives in England with his wife. Anne traveled 
there for a visit in the summer. Sarah, Anne, Maggie, 
and I had a great time entertaining Nick with tales 
of our Abbot days. 

My daughter called Maggie's house at 6 a.m. (3 
a.m. Pacific time) on Friday, June 1 I: she and her 
husband were on the way to the hospital in Med 
tord, Ore., to deliver my first grandchild. Maggie 

made me toast and coffee before driving me to 
Logan Airport. I was able to get a quick flight out of 
Boston, and I arrived in Oregon on Friday afternoon 
to a beautiful new granddaughter. I'm sorry to have 
missed the reunion, though, and am already looking 
forward to our 50th. 

Melanie Fales Davis sent this news: "Some of 
you may be aware ot the book A Singular School by 
Susan Mcintosh Lloyd. Ms. Lloyd was a history 
teacher at Abbot from 1968 until the merger in 
1973 [then at PA until retiring in 1997]. She writes 
about the history of the school from 1828 to 1973.1 
was given the book as a gift and gather that there are 
few in circulation now. It seems readable and appeal- 
ing, and I would urge any ot you who are interested 
to track it down. I also have an edition of Abbot Acad- 
emy Sketches by Katherine R. Kelsey, also a history 
of our school. As we think about our 50th, it has 
been suggested that the Sherry Sippers perform at 
some point during the weekend. If you recall, the 
members were Dar Gaines, Cindy Buxton, Becky 
Reynolds, Ann Bradshaw, Robin Wood, Barbara 
Sykes, Karen Smith, and me. It is an ambitious 
plan but doable. Music was a significant part of our 
Abbot experience, or at least it was of mine I sing 
"Good Night, Good Night" to every child I have ever 
known who will listen. Does anyone else remember 
songs we sang? It so, please share them." 

After the reunion a lively discussion took place 
via e-mail among the reunion attendees. There were 
song lyrics shared, and many reunion attendees 
expressed how important choral singing was and still 
is in their lives. Putting together a songbook from 
the songs we shared should be on the agenda for the 
50th. Additionally, diagrams were developed of the 
layout of Draper Hall as we remembered it. Main 
classmates contributed to that eflort, adding their 
memories ot using the various stairways in different 
parts of Draper — at times tor dropping pumpkins. 
Those stories may make it to a later issue. 

Discussions ot Draper's layout and the dining 
room led to many recollections ot our meals, espe- 
cially ice cream. Sarah Massengale Gregg shared 
this: "Oh, those dinners in our pastel shirt waist 
dresses. Senior mids had to sit to the teachers left; 
teacher at the head; senior at the toot. And who could 
ever forget Mrs, 1 Ice: Pass the pepper, girls! Pass the 
pepper!' One ot my favorites was Sunday evening 
supper, with open seating and ice cream with sauce 
for desert. Coffee with butterscotch! Pink pepper 
mint with chocolate! At the time being 98 pounds, 
1 could indulge in it all. And I loved tiHen." 

Other threads in the e-mail conversation 
included, but were not limited to: hearing the news 
of President Kennedy's death; Mrs. Ellis, one ol 
our housemothers, and her written assessments 
regarding the cleanliness of our rooms; the amazing 
amount ot studying people did in their closets or 
other places after "lights out;" other activities after 
"lights out;" and the infamous blue books we had 
to write in for tests. As Sarah Watson Decew com- 
mented, "The reunion keeps on giving." 

82 Andover | Winter 201 1 


Nick Marble 

1 0674 North Osceola Drive 
Westminster CO 8003 1 

PHILLIPS This is my first time going solo on the 
notes. The training wheels are off The lite jacket is 
on the beach. The dog ate my backup plan. I've run 
out ot excuses (and cliches), so here goes. 

Morrison Bonpasse and Doug Pirnie are try- 
ing to locate the " Lost '65s," so if you know of a class- 
mate who's not in witness protection, not hiding 
out in South America, or not on double secret pro- 
bation, but who hasn't been heard from in a while, 
please contact Morrison or Doug. Immediate Secre- 
tary Emeritus (sounds impressive, and it is) Charlie 
Sheldon reminisced about dating Abbot girls upper 
year, the Beatles on Ed Sullivan's TV show, the Out- 
ing Club, and depositing a faculty VW on the steps 
of Commons. Another ISE, the aforementioned 
Doug Pirnie, with wife Roxanne, spent part ot the 
summer hiking in Zion and Bryce Canyon national 
parks. Great places to visit, again and again — just 
ask Doug (or me). Pirnie seems to run into every- 
one, including Alex Sanger, who is currently writ- 
ing his second book. Alex and wife Jeanette live in 
NYC, where Alex chairs International Planned Par- 
enthood. His three sons work in real estate. Eddie 
Samp worked on the New Hampshire senatorial 
campaign of Jim Bender, and found it time-consum- 
ing but rewarding. Ed's consulting company sup- 
ports small to medium (up to S 10 million in annual 
shipping) manufacturers. His kids ( Jenni and Eddie 
P/) are still in college (Tufts and Northeastern). 
So is wife Kathy (Simmons). Jim Grew spent last 
winter tearing up the backcountry powder all over 
Colorado. He sent one of those Warren Miller type 
photos. Deep snow flying everywhere, Jim ripping it. 
Must be tun to still be young. 

You'll find a common thread in many of this 
issue's stories: classmates' kids and grandkids grow- 
ing up and headed tor the next bend in the road. 
Ralph Swanson appended a photo ofhis grandsons, 
ages about 4 or 5, big smiles, at an amusement park. 
What's not to like when you're on a merry-go-round ? 
Ralph is busy defending my employer in court. (I 
didn't do it, but I'll never do it again.) Ralph Davis 
visited Eleanor and Sam Alberstadt in LA while 
helping his daughter Lauren, a talented vocalist, 
settle in to her sophomore year at California Insti- 
tute ot Arts. Ralph had high praise for Sams Donald 
Duck vocal stylings. Back in Vermont, Herb Ogden 
got together with Rick Keyworth in May. Rick, at 
the time, was anticipating a position with a North 
Carolina church, in preparation for the Lutheran 
ministry. Rick and wife Amy have three daughters, 
ranging in age from high school to beyond col- 
lege. Herb and wife Cathy also ran into the late 
Jim Lansing's daughter, Sarah '00, at the reunion. 
If you have some stories about Jim that you could 

Village People 

In October, New York area alums met in the East Village. From left, seated are Mike 
Sheldrick '65, Kevin Rafferty '65, and Alex Sanger '65. Standing are Greg Richards '65, 
Doug Pirnie '65, Jack McLean '66, Mark Melamed '65, and Tom Witherspoon '65. 

share with Sarah, Herb can put you in touch. 

Randy Evans' daughter Annie worked as an 
investment banker tor Wells Fargo in Charlotte, 
N.C., last summer, and is now at UNC's B-school. 
Randy shared a summary ot PA's 1965 lacrosse 
team (undefeated, New England champs), with 
special mention of several classmates, among them 
Dan Warren, Jamie kilbreth, Ted McLean, and 
Bob Arras, with super-special mention of Coach 
Bob Hulburd. Pathologist John Jameson spent last 
winter working in a New Zealand lab, but found 
time to count the millions of sheep and to explore 
the gorgeous countryside. Drew Spears gets the 
prize for correctly identifying the poetic source 
of one of my requests for class notes: hvktus by 
William Ernest Henley. Drew is working hard at 
preservation of the family farm in eastern Penn- 
sylvania. Kevin Rafferty dropped by my home in 
June, hauled out his video gear, went through the 
disclaimer process, and we were oft and running 
for two hours of the good (a little), the bad (a little 
more), and the ugly (no comment) about our tour- 
year stretch at Andover. 

His three year stmt as ambassador to Sweden 
at an end, Mike Wood is now running Redwood 
Investments in Washington, specializing in media, 
real estate, and alternative energy investments. Stew 
Reed commented on how well we all looked at the 
reunion. Stew's company, Mestek, is in HVAC and 
assorted other businesses. Robin Batteau contin- 
ues to live the life we all promised ourselves 50 \ ears 
ago — as a recording musician, D|, and traveling 

concert performer. Robin plainly knows where all 
the flowers have gone. Peter Gangsei reminisced 
about his years at PA tor Kevin Rafferty s traveling 
show. 1 like to call it "peeling back the onion," and, 
from Peter's comments, it appears that it w as a ver) 
healthy exercise. 

Steve Devereux ran into George Strong and 
Dave MacCuish in recent travels. Steve and George 
drove together from LA to Georges home in Park 
City, Utah, to deliver a car. When 1 phoned Steve, 
he was drinking a truit juice concoction in George's 
poolroom. Steve outsources peripheral legal ser- 
vices to India. Tom Doherty checked in from New 
Hampshire, where he is a financial consultant. Peter 
Haley now works for Wells Fargo in NYC. Phil 
Young has a beautiful home tor rent in Las Vegas, 
and classmates get a discount. 

Mac McCabe and wife Kaitlin recently spent 
time on Prince Edward Island. They are eager!) 
awaiting the arrival of a third grandchild. Mac had a 
branch ofhis Stonyfield Cafe at the US. Open, and 
Pirnie dropped by for a smoothie. Doug sent a list ot 
PA 65 s published authors. So tar, that list consists ol 
Jeff MacNelly, Rick Bennett, Pete Vandenvarker, 
Dave Roe, Mike Madison, Miklos Jako, and the 
aforementioned Messrs. Sheldon, Davis, Devereux, 
Sanger, and Bonpasse. There must be more writers 
out there. Lemme know. 

'1 hat's all I have tor now. Remember: if you don t 
contact me, I'll have to make up something, and that 
could get ugly. I have plenty of ink and a libel lawyer 
who has never lost a case. 

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$ 1966 

\ 45th REUNION 

June 10-12, 201 1 

Blake Hazzard Allen 
481 School St. 
Rumney NH 03266 
603-359-0870 (Cell) 

ABBOT With autumn tast approaching, think 
ahead to spring and our 45th Reunion. It will be an 
opportunity for us to gather together, share stories, 
and, yes, have tun. Reunion weekend will cover the 
gamut from silly to serious. 

Karen Fuller recently checked in from New 
York City. She came up tor our 40th Reunion after 
many years away. It was great to have her back and 
reminisce about our teenage adventures. We tucked 
together late at night and caught up on multiple life 
experiences. Karen wants to reconnect with Abbot 
classmates and become more involved. So, Karen, 
think reunion! 

Joan Kloth Katz of Easton, Md., actually is sit- 
ting in my kitchen as I write this. She has parlayed 
her professional background in counseling into 
fascinating memoir workshops that she gives in vari- 
ous venues, including New Hampshire. It's always 
fun to have her here and occupying her New Hamp- 
shire quarters. Amidst work, we've been talking and 
eating — two Abbot hallmarks. 

The state department continues to tund the Paki- 
stan pro|ect that I direct in the U.S. and Pakistan. 
This summer a delegation of 40 Pakistani educa- 
tional leaders participated in the project's intensive 
summer institute. Also known as the "Fab 40," they 
represent every province and Pakistan-administered 
area — from the tar north and high mountains to the 
Arabian Sea. They returned to massive floods, 10 
million-plus refugees on the move, and long-term 
devastation. Besides working as project director, I 
now am acting as facilitator tor project alumni relict 
initiatives. The stories and pictures are heart wrench 
ing — continual reminders ol life's priorities. 

Best wishes to you all tor a peaceful winter. And 
come celebrate an Andover spring in |une! 


June 10-12, 201 1 

Ray Healey 

740 West End Ave., Apt. 1 1 1 
New York NY 10025 

PHILLIPS Two of our top competitors from our 
fine PA swim team have gone on to excel in related 
sporting realms: Robby Browne in distance sunn 
mine and Jon Noll in triathlon. 

Robby Browne reports from NYC about his lat- 
est swim endeavors: T am pooped and doing another 
ot these swims — my "last" one. I leave tomorrow to 
do a two-mile one in Malibu with Greg Louganis 
and 50 others. This is to help get rid of hideous 
Prop 8 — it is called "Swim For Marriage Equal- 
ity." I call equal rights just plain good business. The 
water temp there is 60 degrees, so I have to wear a 
wetsuit. My last swim was on Aug. 2 1 across the 
Great South Bay from Sayville, Long Island, to 
The Pines on Fire Island. It is 3.5 miles as the crow 
flies, but it ended up being 4 miles with all the boat 
traffic and waves ... . I was in the third and slowest 
group to start.... We should have started first in 
retrospect .... Water was nice, so no wetsuit ... but 
exhausting... . The second part seemed easier than 
the first, as I got into a rhythm. There were 50 ot us 
swimming tor the Stonewall Community Foun- 
dation, a very cool foundation that gives grants to 
many gay and lesbian causes all around the New 
York Metro area. For example, it's estimated that 
about halt ot the homeless kids on the streets these 
days are gay or lesbian, as they have been thrown 
out of their homes. 

"The Stonewall Inn is, of course, where gay 
people stood up to police harassment 41 years ago 
this summer, thus the name. The movie Milk told 
the story very well. I swam with a pal who holds 
Mexico's record for the backstroke. The first finisher 
was in 1.25 hours. I took 3.5 hours. My triend who 
kept me going could probably have done it in 1.25 
hours. By the way, I did the Stonewall swim a year 
ago during Hurricane Bill .... It was actually easier 
then, as the waves were swells and came from one 
direction rather than slapping from both sides. Mr. 
Wetmore and Mr. McClement would have enjoyed 
these swims. I think." 

In June, Jon Noll was honored by the USA Tri- 
athlon organization. The following is from their 
website: "Jon Noll, a pioneer in the sport of tri- 
athlon, has been nominated by USA Triathlon for 
the United States Olympic Foundation's George 
M. Steinbrenner 111 Sport Leadership Award. The 
award is presented annually by the U.S. Olympic 
Foundation to honor an outstanding member of 
the Olympic family who has contributed to sport 
through management, sport organization endeav- 
ors or the enhancement of competitive opportuni- 
ties, and who has displayed qualities of leadership, 
ethical conduct and dedicated responsibility dur- 
ing a longstanding commitment to sport. 

"Noll infused an up-and-coming sport with 
much-needed stability in its early days. His unwav- 
ering dedication to triathlon helped generate its 
growth into the Americas sports mainstream, even- 
tually leading to a spot in the Olympic Games. 

"President of Tn-Fed, known as LISA Triathlon 
today, from 1984-89, Noll was instrumental in 
building the foundation ot the national governing 
body for multisport in the United States. He was 
the architect ol the first set of competitive rules for 
triathlon. .. Noll also played an invaluable role 
in developing the organizations business plan.... 
Noll was influential in forming the organization's 

first magazine, Transition Times, and securing 
its national distribution, which helped further 
the growth of multisport. 

"Noll also created the Tri-Fed National Cham- 
pionship as a separate race. His final act in office 
involved appointing the delegation that helped cre- 
ate the International Triathlon Union — the sport's 
international governing body — and the ITU world 
triathlon championship. A member of the inaugural 
class of the USA triathlon hall of fame in 2008, Noll 
continues to generously volunteer for USAT in a 
variety of roles to this day" 

A hearty thanks to Charlie Samson, one of our 
fine hockey players, for his generous hospitality to 
my daughter Eleni this past summer. She was doing 
research for her senior thesis (at Wesleyan) on the 
maple sugar industry, focused on Vermont. Char- 
lie and wife )ude were kind enough to let Ellie and 
me stay tor weeks on end at the palatial Samson ski 
house at Mad River Glen. This wonderful luxury 
made it much easier for Ellie to focus on her project, 
and she and 1 are most grateful. 

One more personal note: Many otyou know that 
I set out to be an English professor years ago and that 
I spent a year teaching at a community college in 
New Jersey and two years teaching at a prep school, 
Vermont Academy. When I earned a PhD degree, 
however, I found there were no jobs in my field 
(the 1 8th century) at the college level, so I switched 
gears and went into journalism and communica- 
tions, which led to very enjoyable jobs at places like 
CBS and Forbes magazine. And, as our gallant class- 
mate, Jack McLean, marine and Vietnam veteran, 
knows, for the last eight years I have been running a 
nonprofit that helps veterans get jobs and start busi- 
nesses. But, I have missed teaching very much and 
am delighted to report that 1 am now back in the 
classroom, teaching English at Hostos Community 
College in the Bronx. I will continue my work tor 
veterans, but this return to teaching makes me feel 
as it 1 have returned to a first love. 

Adios, amigos. Keep writing and e mailing. 


Judith Hannegan Sherman 
1 Yale St. 

Holyoke MA 01040 
413-535-1022 (Work) 

ABBOT "l is the autumn equinox, with a harvest 
moon and fupiter nearby; the summer autumn 
twilight glows as I assemble updates. In late August 
I called several people in our class, without success, 
and am thankful for replies received by e-mail, 

Faith Reanc has joined the ranks of grandparents! 
Tier son Thomas, who is pursuing a PhU degree in 
medieval history at the University of Tennessee, is 
the father of a beautiful boy, and Faith is planning 
road trips to Knoxville. Her daughter Emily will 
spend next semester in Korea, then graduate from 
college in May Faith reports that she is still gainfully 

84 Andover | Winter 201 1 

employed. Her final question: when and where is 
our next big reunion/party? 

Diana BonniHeld Jillie Hill writes that she has 
abandoned her dream of building the ultimate 
home, has sold the land, and is now focused on liv- 
ing life: "friends, family, travel bucket list." She has 
four children and tour grandchildren and is inun- 
dated by parental perils which consume her time 
organizing, making caregiver arrangements, and 
managing finances and medications tor aging par- 
ents and in-laws on Long Island and San Francisco. 
Her observation that health and fitness have taken 
on new meaning rings true. She reports that her 
transplanted kidney is going great, and that her hus- 
band, Mike Hill, is a cancer survivor. After 1 years 
of marriage, she "acquiesced to changing my last 
name to his. Abbot friends are welcome to come see 
us in San Diego! Lite is good." 1 say amen! to that. 

My beloved roommate Julia'Alvarez writes that 
it seems like she has been on the road so much this 
year, as the National Endowment tor the Arts has 
chosen In the Time of the Butterflies tor its "Big Read" 
program this year. Julia has been going to many com- 
munities and libraries to talk about the book. She 
notes that it is also coincidental!)' the 50th anniver- 
sary ot the murder ot the Mirabel sisters, the " Butter- 
flies" that the novel is about, so there are international 
commemorative events she is asked to participate in. 
She has another children's book coming out next 
month, part of the Tia Lola series. This one is titled 
Hon' Tia Lola Learned to Teach. Julia notes, "I feel like 
I do automatic research' by now, having two lovely 
little grandgirls, Naomi, 8, and Violet, 6. They call 
me 'Mia,' and they ve taught me everything I need 
to know in order to write books tor kids. Julia also 
shared that she had a long convoluted dream about 
Liz Bonan! 

Joy Wannop Bruce writes that she and her hus- 
band, Bob, are now grandparents! ( Is there a grand- 
parent theme here?) They have a darling grand- 
daughter born to their middle son, who lives in 
Nelson, B.C., a seven-hour drive from their home in 
Vancouver. Now that Joy and her husband are both 
retired, they're doing a lot more traveling — this fall 
to London and the Caribbean. 

Roxanna Wolfe wrote saying that she was about 
to leave for a bit of travel with her husband, Jeff, 
headed to New England to visit the quiet roads 
and trails of her childhood haunts in northwestern 

I have returned from a visit to Vancouver and 
Whistler, B.C. with my spouse, Lise Gray, who is 
Canadian. We managed to keep busy kayaking, 
salmon fishing, bicycling, and even managed to fly 
over some glaciers. In the spring I rather enjoyed 
a hiatus from my usual work when I was called to 
serve on a grand jury, almost every day tor three 
months, listening to more than 200 felony cases to 
determine probable cause. I learned a lot, yet am 
very happily back to my old job outside of a court- 
house. Somethingelse you all might not know about 
me is that I have been serving as church moderator 
for more than a year at the original meetinghouse 
site of First Churches of Northampton. This has 

been another experience in learning to navigate, 
following the retirement ot our long-term minister. 
1 also take pleasure serving on a Teaching Parish 
Committee with seminarians who are completing 
their field education requirements. Although my 
children live nearby, it is a rare opportunity to see 
them, as they have been island-bound (on Nan- 
tucket) or on the road (to Seattle, Shanghai, Costa 
Rica). We have been fortunate to have a number ot 
family reunions this summer in Lakeville, Conn., 
and Salem, Mass., to see them closer up! 

And, finally, I am sorry to report the death ot 
Ruth Anne Chamberlin Jobel, who passed away 
in Bow, N.H., on Jan. 2, 20 1 0, after a long battle with 
cancer and multiple sclerosis. Ruth Anne gradu- 
ated from L'NH and had worked as a social worker 
for the state of New Hampshire. I remember her as 
tall and gangly, blonde, and somewhat quiet. Her 
daughter submitted notice of her death. 


Joseph P. Kahn 
28 Gallison Ave. 
Marblehead MA 01 945 

PHILLIPS Welcoming ceremonies for new PA 
students this tall included this anecdote shared with 
those gathered in Cochran Chapel. The story, meant 
to illustrate how widespread (and loyal) Andover 
alumni are, went something like this: A Winston- 
Salem, N.C., family had painted "Andover Class of 
2014" on its minivan tor the drive to PA. Pulling up 
to an intersection near home, a car started honking 
at them, whereupon a voice yelled out, "Class of 
'67!" A little sleuthing by me unearthed the driver's 
identity: Rich Weinberg, who followed up the 
chance encounter with a phone call to the incom- 
ing Andover student — and then one to me. "I was 
driving to work and thought someone had just got- 
ten married," said Rich, who still teaches medicine 
at Wake Forest. "Then the sign on their car came 
into focus and, well, not a lot of Winston-Salem 
kids go off to Andover. So we exchanged names." 
Back in North Carolina, Rich and his wife are rais- 
ing two boys, Jacob, 13, and Aaron, 10. And, yes, 
since you asked, he's still playing with the Rising 
Storm, most recently at Charlie Rockwells place 
in Vermont last July. Bandmates Tony Thompson, 
Bob Cohan, and Tom Scheft were there as well, 
making a guest appearance at a nearby rock n' roll 
fantasy camp while joking, according to Rich, that 
they'll next be playing the assisted-living circuit. 

Paul De Angelis is coeditor of Dear Mrs. Kennedy: 
Vic World Shares Its Grief Letters November 1 963 (St. 
Martin's Press), a sampling of the nearly one million 
condolence letters )ackie Kennedy received after 
her husband's assassination and called a "poignant 
time capsule ot one ot the seminal events ot the 20th 
century." The writers include the famous — Bess 
Truman, Winston Churchill, Benjamin Spock '21, 

Richard Nixon, Albert Schweitzer, Josephine Baker, 
Noel Coward — and the not-so-famous, including 
schoolchildren from around the world. Paul spent 
a lot of time at Dennis Roth s house in Cohasset, 
Mass., while doing research at the JFK. Library. Paul 
recently crossed paths with Stephen Dembski, 
who's still teaching music composition at the Uni- 
versity ot Wisconsin-Madison while working in 
music publishing and software design. According 
to his faculty bio, Steve is "currently working on an 
operatic setting ot a libretto titled Crow Soup, written 
for him by the renowned surrealistic artist and nov- 
elist Leonora Carrington." Check out Paul's website, 
too, at 

Although the Red Sox got hammered that night, 
a balmy September evening in Fenway Park brought 
together Jeff Melamed, Steve Gardner, Keith 
Funston, Steve Kellogg, and myself for a '6~ mini- 
reunion, complete with beer and hot dogs. Steve 
K. heads the math department at the Park School 
in Brookline, Mass., where he's been teaching for 
nearly three decades. Now grandfather to tour, the 
oldest age 1 3, Steve talked movingly about having 
taught math in New Orleans the summer after Hur- 
ricane Katnna devastated the city. "I had thought 
about building homes down there, through Habitat 
tor Humanity," said Steve. "Then I thought, what do 
I know about house-building? One thing I do know- 
how to do, though, is teach math. So I did." 

Taking Steve's lead, I'll pose this question: What's 
the most rewarding volunteer work you've under- 
taken in the past decade? It could be working in a 
local food pantry or an AIDS clinic in West Africa. 
It could be coaching your kids' soccer teams. The 
venue or scale ot the work doesn't matter as much as 
its impact on you. As many of us peer ahead to retire- 
ment — good luck with that 40 1 (k)! — and ponder 
ways to stay productive, I suspect some interesting 
ideas might bubble up. So do be in touch. 


Annette Davis Esteves 

848 Brickell Key Drive, Apt. 1604 

Miami FL 33131 


ABBOT Paula Atwood shares, "I'll finally con- 
tribute! Since this is a big birthday year for many ot 
us, I have been celebrating all year, traveling almost 
every month. The big trip was a three-week archaeo- 
logical tour of Peru with friends trom Washington. 
DC. We saw some incredible rums and breathtak- 
ing scenery and traveled some very scary roads. Our 
tour organizer had arranged meetings with local 
archaeologists, so we were able to see more than 
the average tourist. The highlight was an artifact 
from 300 AD: a native dress with sharp colors and 
fabric in great condition. I also went to Florida and 
met Nancy Roberts and Jody Frost Colino in St. 
Augustine. 1 visited Charleston, New York City, and 
Washington, D.C It's been a good year, and I am 

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ready to retire — from full-time work, that is." 

Susan Barton writes, "This year has gone by 
especially quickly with lots of challenges. The good 
news is that, since June, I have been supporting two 
radar programs. 1 love my company, MCR, (five 
years this August) and what 1 do (helping FAA 
program managers move their projects along), 
and I am able to telecommute a little more often 
now. Sometimes I work from the beach using the 
local library as my 'office.' One highlight this year 
was our trip to Miami and Naples, Fla., in June. Was 
great to see you [Annette] and Xavier, and we felt 
very at home in Naples tor a conference. In July we 
spent a few days in Kitty Hawk and made a visit to 
the Wright Brothers' memorial there, a truly holy 
place for me." 

Sharon Hughes Fiyalka writes from NYC, 
"Hi, Roomie. [We were roommates senior year in 
Draper Hall.] There's not much to report here. I am 
semi-retired and living on Fire Island tor the sum- 
mer and early fall. Then husband Art and I are off 
to Rome in late February 'early March. I'm happy to 
say we are starting to travel more." 

Ann Doty writes from California, "OK, Annette, 
attached is a picture of me and a group of my bud- 
dies as we guided groups of people (35 from Tommy 
Bahama! ) to clean up private beaches in Laguna tor 
Coastal Cleanup Day. Notice the bitocal sunglass- 
es — charming! (Hey, Ann, we all have them now. 
Get used to it!) I am coming to Palm Beach tor my 
brother's wedding in October and hope perhaps we 
could get together. I have spoken with Nan Roberts, 
and plans are in the works." 

As for me, it seems getting news out of AA 68ers 
is getting more daunting with each passing class 
notes deadline. 1 guess that means everyone is busy 
and flourishing! That is my hope, dear classmates 
Thank you to those of you who do send in some 
thing, no matter how short and sweet. News from 
Miami is that Gary Cleaver and 1 had a weekend 
reunion up at the Jupiter Beach Resort last week 
end. Gary regaled me with tales and pictures ol her 
recent trip to Ireland, where she and her husband, 
Philip, were fortunate enough to meet up with a 
cousin she had just discovered she had a day before 
she left on the trip! She also managed to catch up 
with Julia Carlson and her husband, Thomas, at a 
County Mayo pub for dinner. As for our rendez- 
vous in Jupiter, we sat on the balcony, overlooking 

beautiful emerald green water, raised our glasses of 
chardonnay, and reminisced. We toasted the value 
and blessings of long-term friendships — the com- 
fort of knowing someone now and remembering 
them when — a lesson in humility and grace. To all 
my classmates, by the time you read this, I can say: 
hoping your holidays were happy! 


Gordon Baird 
27 Fort Hill Ave. 
Gloucester MA 01930 

PHILLIPS Alejandro Paez-Aragon is the secretary 
of economic development of the state ot Nuevo 
Leon, Mexico, and joined other regional leaders 
who took out full-page ads asking President Felipe 
Calderon to send in more soldiers to stem the epi- 
demic drug violence in Mexico. 

Russ Hall alerts us that classmate John Hagel 
is coauthor ot a new book, The Power of Pull: How 
Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Tilings 
in Motion, a briet history ot the power ot pull in 
America, published by Basic Books. Guess we were 
trained for it, eh? 

Patrick Chang wrote, "After reading in the spring 
magazine issue about the Mi3 [Micro Investment 
Initiative, Inc.] going on at Andover, just wanted you 
to know that the old boys are alive and well and into 
microfinance also. 

The talk lately has turned to the motorcycles of 
our past. The ever-combustive Rex Armstrong 
was prompted by a recollection. Kenny Blake 
spent the summer in Portland, Ore., in 1969, and 
we both bought motorcycles. Kenny bought a 
Triumph 500, and 1 bought a BSA 650. We rode 
them together around Portland and to the coast. I 
kept mine tor a number ot years, but rare!) rode it. 
There was a point around that time that I thought to 
buy a black Kawasaki 500 to ride around Portland 
at night dressed in black with the lights turned off, 
but 1 did not get around to doing that. Oh, well, I 
became a |udge instead." 

Motorcycles? Ken remembers, "1 played a gig in 
Syracuse with Jocko and rode my old Harley Plec- 
tra ( Hide. Then, last week played a hippie test with a 

Grateful Dead cover band, where my Andover ring 
broke (bummer) but was found by a roadie. Riding 
back on that Electra Glide (in blue) 1 thought of you 
and all of us." 

Peter Quinlan rejoins, " Ken, I had no idea I was 
starting you down a lifetime on motorcycles when 
I sold you that beater Kawasaki 350. Glad you had 
a nice leafy ride. I nearly killed myself on that bike 
twice — and that was when I lost control. I am 
grateful tor my luck when I think how many times I 
squeezed between trucks at 70 m.p.h. Older, slower, 
and making better decisions, I m about to get on my 
bicycle and pedal home." 

Am I getting a pattern here?" writes Florida 
doctor Gary Meller. "1 bought a "beater" Honda 
350 from Ward back in 1970 or thereabouts. Rode 
it up and down the East Coast and sold it when I 
moved to New Mexico!" 

"Indeed, a crossroads ot patterns," rejoins Ward 
Flad. As I recall, my "beater ' truly was one, having 
just T-boned a nice couple on their way to church as 
they ran a crosstown red light at 39th and Broadway. 
My motorcycle death wish was left unfulfilled." 

John Watkins recalls, "How strange, these geo- 
graphic interweavings. Alan Fairley and I were 
at Reed College in Portland in fall 1969, and we 
lived in a small house with 1 people up in SE Port- 
land. He bought a BMW R59S (500) that we both 
learned to ride up into the mountains on amazingly 
cool winding roads. Then we both dropped out ot 
Reed at Christmastime. 1 had a 1961 40-hpVWbus, 
and we drove the two vehicles together across the 
country — a long story ot adventure and rites of pas- 
sage and all that." 

Alan rejoins, "Which brings to mind youthful 
follies such as pulling alongside the van at speed 
in the pouring rain to receive a cracker with cheese 
on it from the van driver, |ohn. 1 sold the bike 
after my second crash — I got too spooked to ride 

Secretary Gordo Baird remembers touring 
Europe in 1 970 on the obligatory BSA 500, one spill 
and not enough dough to ship it home. He married 
his wite, w ho was equipped w ith a red Honda 400 
and black leather. Oooo... 

Stan Crock sends an amazing close-up peek 
through a window ot history that we all lived 
through: "1 reviewed the documents before George 
Bush '64 left office for a Bush pardon ot classmate 
Scooter Libby. Why didn't he pardon Scooter? 
There probably were several factors. Because ot the 
continued incorrect perception ot a White House 
[that was] out to get [Valerie] Plame, it would have 
looked like cronyism to pardon Scooter. Also, 
Bush may have wanted to separate himself from 
Cheney by then. In addition, Bush had issued 
some pardons, and one backfired because the guy 
was bad news and shouldn't have been pardoned. 
So the White House was particularly sensitive 
about pardons. 

"The guys who analyzed the case tor Bush 
thought Scooter was guilty, according to a Time 
article. At one point, Scooter talked to Fred Fielding, 
who was working lor Bush and who told Scooter a 

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certain senator had called on his behalt. Scooter 
thought that was strange, because that senator was 
not a particularly ardent supporter and [Scooter] 
suggested it was another senator who Scooter 
knew had made calls and was a supporter. Field- 
ing insisted three times it was the first senator. But, 
before Fielding hung up, he realized he was wrong 
and Scooter was right. Scooter replied, 'Fred, you 
could be indicted' (like Scooter was). Yet it didn't 
register with Fielding that this mistake, a common 
memory phenomenon called misattribution, could 
explain what happened to Scooter. 

"Scooter also showed no remorse. Ot course, 
that's because he didn t do anything wrong. But 
remorse is a criterion tor pardon. That kind of hurts 
someone who is innocent. 

"Will Obama pardon Scooter? Eric Holder, to his 
credit, has wiped out some prosecutions ot Repub- 
licans in Alaska because ot prosecutorial miscon- 
duct. He does not seem partisan on this issue. But 
he appointed Fitzgerald as prosecutor and it would 
be awkward to undermine Fitzgerald, even though I 
think there were a bunch ot dubious prosecutorial 
moves during the trial." 

Stan concludes, "And I wrote a piece exonerating 
Clinton on Whitewater before Robert Fiske (Ken 
Starr's predecessor) was appointed special counsel. 
Seven years and $44 million later, Starr reached the 
same fairly obvious conclusion. 1 am not a partisan. 
I went where the facts led me." 


Madelon Curtis Harper 
529 Poppy Way 
Santa Cruz CA 95003 
831-345-91 1 1 (Cell) 

ABBOT I'm sorry I rushed some of you to send 
me notes for this issue. I seem to have missed the 
reminders from the Academy regarding the dead- 
line, but I managed to get these in on time anyway. 
Many thanks to those ot you who did send me 
something quickly! I hope to hear from many more 
of our classmates on a regular basis, so we don't have 
to rush at the last minute for content. 

Margaret Gay Lavender writes, "I'm teaching 
five preschool classes again this year, and husband 
John and I are still trying to decide where we should 
retire. My sisters and 1 finally sold our family home 
on the Maine coast in June and had several weeks of 
good memories and bonding time while we worked 
18-hour days to empty it prior to the sale. It was a 
bittersweet time, the closing of a long chapter in 
our lives (and in some of yours!), but we continue 
to maintain some presence up there with the newer 
house we share (and rent out when family chooses 
not to use it). The amazing thing about being physi- 
cally active 18 hours a day for four weeks straight 
was that we lost the stiff muscles and aching bones 

that have begun to accompany us on long road trips. 
Keep moving, gals!" 

Barbara Allen sent some family news from her 
home in Belgrade, Maine: "Daughter Julia is hap- 
pily settled as a first-year student at Brandeis; she 
loves the proximity to Boston after growing up in 
small-town Maine. Son Eliot is a senior at nearby 
Kents Hill School, hoping to go to college next year 
in Colorado. If he's in Denver, Linda Lacouture 
Vliet can keep an eye on him. We visited her last 
March when she was recovering from a tall on black 
ice. My husband, Lenny, has taught at Colby since 
1 986 and devises new courses on energy issues. 1 m 
still raising money for the Waterville Opera House, 
now engaged in a $4 million campaign to bring the 
beautiful 1 902 theater into the 2 1 st century. Just for 
fun, I 'm taking French classes at our local language 
school. Miles. Arosa and Baratte would be proud 
of how much I've retrieved ot the lessons they had 
drilled into my brain so many years ago!" 

Ever the outdoors woman, Sara Gray Stockwell 
writes, "I just returned from a 10-day hut-to-hut 
backpacking trip with the girls in Slovenia's Triglav 
National Park. We had great weather and views of 
the Dolomites at the beginning and ended with 
three days of rain and fog. My second grandson was 
born in August, and husband Bill and 1 love being 

My news is probably the least fun of every- 
one's. I had a major horseback riding accident on 
Sept. 10. Husband Stephen and I had arrived at 
the C Lazy U Ranch ( in Granby, 
Colo., where we were to stay until Sept 11, 2010. 
We decided on this particular ranch for our vaca- 
tion because ot its high reputation and my love of 
horseback riding. It was the last day of our vaca- 
tion and I was out on a beautiful trail ride with a 
wrangler and two other guests ot the ranch. It was 
to be the last ride of my vacation week. On the 
way back to the barn, a rogue wind kicked up and 
spooked all the horses, and my horse took off at a 
full gallop. I was thrown oft on the side of the hill 
onto the rocky ground. Luckily, I had my helmet 
on. I could not breathe and realized immediately 
that I had some serious injuries. It took about 
an hour tor the correct help to arrive, and I was 
airlifted (see to a 
level-one trauma center in Denver (a 20-minute 
helicopter ride, but two hours by car for Stephen) 
and was admitted to the ER, the ICU for two days, 
and the main hospital tor a week. I was diagnosed 
with seven broken ribs, a pneumo hemo thorax 
and a right broken clavicle. I had a chest tube put 
in and then removed. I was discharged on Sept. 
1 8 and, because I was not allowed to fly, we had to 
drive home from Colorado to California. What an 
ordeal! For someone who has never really broken a 
major bone nor been hospitalized, this was a truly 
new experience tor me. 

I am thankful for the tact that it was what it 
was, as it could have been a lot worse. I will make a 
speedier recovery because of the good core strength 
and breath power I have cultivated over the years 
because of my profession. The ICU nurses told me 

that they were amazed at how strong I was and that, 
because ot all the dancing, singing, and Pilates I had 
practiced all my life, I was a candidate for a good 
recovery. I was told that there is an unusually high 
morbidity rate for people with extensive broken 
ribs, as they cannot expand their lungs to breath 
well and can end up with complications from 
pneumonia. The moral ot the story: stay in shape, 
and don't ride horses! Knowing the lag time on the 
publication ot these notes, I hope to say that I am 
probably back to normal by now! 


Hugh Kelleher 
8 Summit Place 
Newburyport MA 01 950 

PHILLIPS Writing a column like this, which 
appears on a regular cycle but only several times 
each year, always reminds me of the slow way time 
passes. Every fall for years I've sat down to write 
about what's going on, and it's pleasing to discover 
that my "New Class Notes" tolder (now mostly digi- 
tal) always seems to have a few new and interesting 
things in it that are publishable and worth passing 
along. Meanwhile, my tolder "Completed Class 
Notes" gets fatter and tatter. The Completed Class 
Notes folder reminds me that whatever the hell the 
Class of '69 has been doing, we've been doing it tor 
a while now. 

This thought came to mind a few weeks ago 
when I was speaking with Dan Kunkle, the head- 
master at Gould Academy, an exceptional school in 
Bethel, Maine. (One of my nieces was considering 
Gould, and Dan had the good grace to put up with 
my lobbying. ) Dan has spent his career in education 
and has been the head ot Gould tor nearly a decade. 
And a decade is the amount ot time David Leavitt 
has been retired in Palm Beach, Fla., where our class- 
mate, the ever-impressive Peter Ryan, who lives in 
California, recently visited him. David raises funds 
for the feline shelter in Palm Beach and spends a 
fair amount ot time fishing. He was in New England 
going after tuna off Gloucester, Mass. 

Someone well known to us, Evan Thomas, has 
decided after his many years at Newsweek that the 
time had come to join academe. Evan, who has 
taught at both Harvard and Princeton in the past, 
has now joined the Princeton faculty. He is also 
writing a new book about President Eisenhower. 

One person we have not heard from in years has 
a new book out. Fred Mattis has written a book on 
disarmament, Banning Weapons of Mass Destruction. 
(See the spring Andover magazine tor details.) Fred 
was always an extremely thoughtful guy, and it will 
be a pleasure to pick up his new work. 

Writing and research, in tact, seem to be a theme 
this time around. Over the summer PA faculty mem- 
ber V ic Henningsen was on a fellowship at Monti 
cello, w here he was doing research on Jefferson. Vic 

Andover | Winter 2011 87 

had a chance to visit in D.C. with Alex van Oss, who 
continues his teaching at the Department of State. 
And speaking of the state department, David Ensor 
is continuing his good work in Afghanistan. 

Over the summer 1 had the chance to see a few of 
our classmates who live locally. Fred Adair and I had 
lunch near my office, where we discussed, among 
other things, the relative merits and challenges ot 
fiction vs. the personal essay. I guess this is the kind 
ot thing that Andover sets in your blood, and it is 
satisfying to see that we continue to have the same 
kind ot lively discussion on a topic like that — even 
though a few years have passed since we walked out 
of Bulfinch Hall. 

Bultinch Hall came to mind again during a Thai 
lunch in West Roxbury, Mass., with my son Cam, 
Jeremy Bluhm, and faculty legend K. Kelly Wise. 
Kelly is no longer teaching Berthold Brecht, but this 
year celebrates his 20th year with the Institute for 
Recruitment of Teachers at PA. 

One of the summer's finer meals: salmon pre- 
pared by Jim Shannon on his impressive new back- 
porch grill in Reading, Mass. Dave Tibbetts was 
with us, the meal was tasty, and the conversation 
lively as always. Man, do those guys know about 
politics! As does Brian Mooney, whose pieces in 
the Boston Globe continue to document high and 
low moments of Massachusetts' favorite sport. 

It was a good summer. One weekend in 
Chatham, Mass., I was surprised to find (as if by 
coincidence), first, San Marino's leading investment 
manager Larry Uhl and his wife, Val; then (eremy 
Bluhm from Down Under and his partner, Susan 
Wolfe; next, San Francisco International Longshore 
and Warehouse Union leader Peter Olney and his 
wife, Christina Perez; and my friend Henry Hardy 
(another retiree!). And then, in a piece de resistance 
while we were dining at the Chatham Squire: out of 
the blue arrives from Kansas City my old friend and 
roommate Crosby Kemper. 

I use the word "old" advisedly, since this unex- 
pected confluence was intended (with amazing 
guidance from my wife, Sue) to surprise me on 
the occasion of my 60th birthday. Yes, sixty, dear 
brothers. Take comfort in the fact that at least 
one of your classmates has now preceded you over 
that threshold. 

Everyone was generous in the condolences, but 
it was the constant note ot friendship that, I must 
admit, repeatedly brought tears to my eyes. To have 
been surrounded by kind friends and family while 
reaching that big, round number was deeply com- 
forting and unforgettable. 

Crosby, who has been everything from English 
instructor in China, to bookstore clerk in Crand 
Central Station, to bank president in Kansas City, 
is now doing great work as head of the KC public- 
libraries. See their website for the many tine pro- 
grams they now provide, including a lecture series 
that has featured Yale instructor Fred Strebeigh, 
author of a highly regarded new work on women 
in the legal profession, Equal. Crosby and I carried 
out our classic discussions: the Midwestern Repub- 
lican vs. the Massachusetts Democrat, both of us 

dedicated to many common principles. Crosby is 
a genuinely wise and generous man, and always has 
been. It was he who said that if only today 's political 
leaders offered comity and the willingness to find 
common ground, the nation would be far better off 
In any case, now in late September it is satisfying 
to wrap up another of these class notes, knowing that 
so many ot the gang are still out there doing interest- 
ing things. The Completed Class Notes folder, and 
all the little stories it contains, continues to grow. 
That's a good thing. 

Penny Snelling Sullivan 
972 Summit St. 
Lebanon PA 1 7042 

Sandra A. Urie 
38 Prospect St. 
Winchester MA 01 890 

ABBOT Janet Cohen Miller came to my rescue 
with a nice note relating how much she enjoyed the 
reunion, especially being in and around Boston, 
and spending time with old friends. In Miami she 
is working with high-school-age kids in a hospital 
work setting. She says the job is both "inspiring and 
challenging. Her sons are off on their own adven- 
tures, one finishing his final year at SMU in Dallas 
and the older playing flute and planning the next 
phase of music/band directing. As tor |anet, she 
cycles, works out, and teaches "to keep out ot trou- 
ble," and is no doubt very fit! 

Sarah Bowen Blades wrote that her daughter 
had another girl, Sally, in |uly. Her older sister, Anne, 
is 2 years old. Sarah says she is now "single-handedly 
keeping the little girls' clothing industry from ever 
feeling the effects ot the recession — and enjoying 
every minute ot it." 

Nan Quick wrote that, after working for two and 
a halt years with architect Frank Warner Riepe and 
Cutter Construction, her New Hampshire house 
was named one ot 10 winners in the 2010 national 
design competition held by Marvin Windows Com- 
pany. You can see the home at 
default. aspx?page=Marvin Inspired. 

Earlier in the summer, Sandy Urie, Frank Herron 
70 (Sandys husband), Donald Celotto '70, Kevin 
Doyle 70 and I, Penny Snelling Sullivan spent a 
fantastic weekend at the Southampton, Long Island, 
home ot Kim and Mark Kelly 70 doing our best to 
recreate the Big C lull. There was a fair amount of eat- 
ing, drinking, and sitting on the beach talking about 
our Abbot Andover adventures. The Kellys' hospi- 
tality was outstanding, which means were all avail 
able to come whenever you want us! — Penny 


Peter Williams 

3070 Shamrock North 

Tallahassee FL 32309 



Frank Herron 
38 Prospect St. 
Winchester MA 01 890 

PHILLIPS First off, here are some sweepings from 
the cutting-room floor dealing with what is now offi- 
cially known as the "40th (Gasp!) Reunion." This 
additional information springs from the modem 
ot Bill Roth. Despite the high-speed connection, it 
arrived too late to be included in the last issue (no 
fault of Bill's). 

It's funny how classmates too busy to attend the 
reunion were ringing my phone off the hook the 
week after to get a report. ( From this category, 1 omit 
Mel Brown, who unexpectedly tound an orchestra 
tor cheap in Bulgaria to back him up on the Ravel 
piano concertos, which he recorded in Sofia the 
same weekend as the reunion.) 

First on the horn was Bill Hudson, after whom, 
I now realize, Peter Williams's son, Hudson Wil- 
liams, was named. Bill was bemoaning the tact that, 
although he was recently recognized as the person 
in the Princeton class of 74 with the youngest 
children (2-year-old Henry and 4-year-old Peter), 
he was about to be eclipsed in that distinction 
by a female P'ton classmate. Until our breakfast, 
Bill was confident that his kids were the youngest 
in our class, but I told him he would have to send 
their birth certificates to class officials to have them 
compared with those of Skye and Dylan "Doody" 
Williams. Nonetheless, I snookered Hudson into 
paying for breakfast. 

Billed in reunion promotional materials in tra- 
ditional PA understatement as a mere "dance with 
live music," the tune-filled extravaganza that we were 
treated to in the renovated Paresky Commons base- 
ment (now called the Den) on Friday night made 
Kevin Doyle downright envious ot those ot us who 
were lucky enough to catch the vibe. Kevin's son, Vir- 
gil, an all-around good kid, is of! to Johns Hopkins 
in the tall. Eleventh-grade daughter Eliza, a much 
sought-after jazz guitarist in local jazz clubs, couldn't 
have added much to the great music we heard on 
the Hill that night. Copped a tree weekend- food 
and booze included - at Doyle's summer house in 
return for the reunion report. 

Next up clamoring for gossip were Marc Poirier 
and Fred Peters, with their weak excuses tor nonat- 
tendance. Peters, w ith typical humor, said that his 
being in Shanghai the weekend of the reunion got 
him off the hook. No, Fred, this was an Andover 
reunion. Poirier, a Seton Hall law professor, has 
written a touching memoir of loneliness and alien 
ation for the Missouri Law Review titled "One L in a 

88 Andover \ Winter 20 1 1 

Different Voice: Becoming a Gay Male Feminist at 
Harvard Law School." He and I talked mostly about 
Internet dating, until Peters arrived and the conver- 
sation shifted to some of the technical characteris- 
tics of the arpeggiated transitions in the late piano 
music of Alban Berg. 

Peters was vying for the other end of the family 
awards from Hudson's. He wanted to know itTiis were 
the oldest children (no, Emile Triche has a 37-year- 
old) or, given the pregnancy of Fred's son Jack's wife, 
whether he was going to be the first grandparent 
(unlikely). When he told us that his daughter, Clelia, 
got married at the family home in Sharon, Conn., 
last summer, I was able to placate him by telling him 
that he at least tied for the award of highest percent- 
age of classmates children who were married. Fred 
reported that when David Bodine read in the Nor 
York Post that the N.Y. Real Estate Board gave Fred its 
Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Service Award, 
the two of them got together to jaw over old times. 
The adjectives in the title of the award describe not 
only Fred's contributions to civic and cultural lite, 
but also his role in making the New York residential 
real estate industry a more cooperative community. 
Peters and Poirier wouldn't let me get out of paying 
part of the lunch bill, but they bought my line that I 
didn't have any small bills to leave tor the tip. 

Great news from the alumni office puts John 
Korba on the Alumni Council, starting this year. He 
and his wife, Monique, were at reunion. He is back 
at Tufts (where he had earned a BA degree in Rus- 
sian). He is the administrator tor the Fares Center 
tor Eastern Mediterranean Studies at the university. 
This comes, according to the Tufts website, after 
years of working "in the international oil gas sector 
with responsibilities in Europe, the Middle East, 
and Central Asia." In addition, John "has worked as 
an IT services consultant, and recently managed an 
academic mentoring program in a local inner-city 
public school system." As a member of Andover's 
Alumni Council, he will be on the Communications 
and Technology Committee. 

In early August, Ken Colburn, another survivor 
of the "40th (Gasp!) Reunion," sent an e-mail won- 
dering if wife Sandy and I would be able to connect in 
Southwest or Northeast harbors in Maine, because 
that was the terminus of the New York Yacht Club's 
annual cruise in which he and his wife, Ginny, would 
be trimming sails and battening down hatches on 
their pretty Swan 42, Apparition. (A wonderful 
photo of the boat appears on the 
website for the 2009 Race Week.) Unfortunately, 
Sandy and I were not going to our spot in a restored 
sardine cannery in Bass Harbor (four miles from 
Southwest Harbor) until Aug. 1 1 — a day too late 
for us to get together with Ken and Ginny. It looks as 
though Ken had a wonderful racing season, accord- 
ing to the Swan 42 Class Association website. 

The "40th (Gasp!) Reunion" spilled over into 
July, because Sandy and 1 had an opportunity to visit 
with Kim and Mark Kelly at their near-the-beach 
house in Water Mill near the southern shore of the 
southern fork ot the eastern end of a pretty dog- 
gone Long Island. Joining us were Don Celotto, 

Kevin Doyle and Penny Sullivan 70. Aside from 
the fact that an irresistible rip tide nearly whipped 
me off to Fire Island, this was a wonderfully relax- 
ing and entertaining weekend. It took three terries to 
get there and three ferries to get back, but what the 
heck? Mark's directions echoed a favorite phrase of 
Dean Richards, which has been italicized tor those 
who need the reminder: "Instead of taking The 
Scuttlehole, you can abjure the hypotenuse and keep 
going straight another mile to a light, and go right 
onto Montauk Highway." — Frank 

% 1971 

June 10-12, 201 1 

Sarah Gay Stackhouse 
3010 Esperanza Road 
Bluff Point NY 14478 
3 1 5-536-9482 
sarahg 1 

ABBOT Our 40th Reunion is coming up this 
year. Save the dates: June 10-12, 201 1. If you want 
to help with reunion planning or have suggestions 
tor activities, please contact Diana "Didi" Sailing 
Larochelle at diana.larochelle(a> Didi 
is now deputy director ot the Public Inquiry & 
Assistance Center in the office of Massachusetts 
Attorney General Martha Coakley. Reunions are a 
wonderful opportunity to reconnect. We will miss 
Dory Streett, who will still be in Germany, where 
she and her husband, Dave, accepted positions at 
the Munich International School. Also MIA will 
be Deborah Huntington, who will be attending 
her eldest son's graduation from Carlton College in 
Minnesota that weekend. 

Didi and her husband, Bob, have two grandsons, 
Ean, 6, and Adam, 3. Didi's son, Andrew, is working 
and going to graduate school in Boston. In Septem- 
ber, Didi and Bob visited Megan Treneer Berger 
and her husband, Bill, in Port Angeles, Wash. They 
flew into Seattle, then took an eight-seater to fly over 
Puget Sound and by the Olympia mountains to get 
to Port Angeles. They drove and hiked to the north- 
western-most tip ot the United States, Cape Flatten 
and Neah Bay, for breathtaking views of the bay and 
Pacific Ocean. They also took the terry to Victoria, 
B.C., for a day visit and visited Seattle. Megan has 
two grown sons, Will, who teaches in Seoul, Korea, 
and David, a professor at Oregon State University 
Megan plans on attending our 40th Reunion. 

Alexandra "Sandy " Rollins Upton had dinner 
with Nancy Phillips Peoples, Elizabeth "Brownie" 
Richards Tully, Helen Lacourure, and Didi when 
Nancy was in Boston helping her daughter Brooke 
move to New York City. Sandy told me about a great 
article and fabulous picture in the July 1 8, 20 1 0, Bos- 
ton Ghbe featuring Caitlin Owen Hunter and her 
goat farm, Appleton Creamer)', and the many deli- 
cious cheeses they make in Maine. Caitlin bought 
her first goats in 1 979, licensed her business, Apple- 
ton Creamery, in 1 994, and is one ot the founders 

of the Maine Cheese Guild. Her mixed sheep goat 
teta and her Camella sheep brie cheeses recently 
won first place in the American Cheese Society's 
"Feta" and "Flavor Added" categories. 

Judy Fletcher Woodbury is still practicing as a 
commercial real-estate lawyer in Portland, Maine. 
She says she will try to make our reunion. |ud\ had 
a nice visit with Dory and her husband before they 
left for Munich. In September, Judy, her sister Kris- 
tin and Kristin's son Rudy Abbot Fletcher Guliani 
presented some history and related memorabilia at 
the biennial reunion ot the crews ot the USS Abbot, a 
Navy destroyer launched at Bath Iron Works during 
World War II. The USS Abbot was named after Judy's 
great-great-great-grandtather, Joel Abbot, and was 
christened by her grandmother. Commodore Joel 
Abbot was presented with a sword by Congress for 
bravery during a naval engagement on Lake Cham- 
plain during the War of 1812; Judy's nephew pre- 
sented this sword to the crews ot the USS Abbot. 

Mary Anna Sullivan now runs Lahey Clinics 
satellite hospital in Peabody, Mass. She and her hus- 
band, Joel, recently abandoned the suburbs for a 
canal-front apartment in Lowell, Mass. Their eldest 
daughter, Alix, got married in May and is in her sec- 
ond year of a master ot library science program at 
Simmons College. Son Mike is a second-year medi- 
cal student at UMass, and younger daughter, Kate, is 
in her first year at Harvard Law School. 

Shelby Salmon Hodgkins youngest daughter 
got married in Lake Placid, N.Y, at the end ot the 
summer, almost 36 years to the day that Shelby and 
her husband, Chuck, were married. 

Chris Pollard hailed from the Rio Grande Val- 
ley in south Texas, having recently moved back there 
from California, where she had lived tor the past 
30 years. She still works as a lawyer and was lucky 
enough to be able to bring clients with her from Cali- 
fornia, working from home with occasional business 
trips. Chris is raising her 1 1 -year-old nephew, whose 
parents live in Mexico. Chris says, "Between the 
family activities, hurricanes, and spill-over violence 
trom Mexico's drug war revolution, lite is definitely 
interesting. Seriously, I love living down here; after 
growing up in Venezuela, it is fun to be back in an 
area where everyone speaks Spanish. Anyone who 
makes it down here is very welcome." 

I left the best tor last. Denise Mallen received a 
new lease on life, literally. In May 200", she received 
the unbelievable gift ot a new heart! She developed 
cardiomyopathy (damaged heart muscle) in 1998. 
presumably trom a virus, and subsequent conges- 
tive heart failure in 2000. In fanuary 2006 she was 
admitted to Mass. General Hospital, where she was 
placed in an FDA studv tor a left ventricular assist 
device, on which she lived at home tor 1 4 months as 
a bridge until she had her transplant. Denise is doing 
well. She speaks on the topic ot organ donation and 
is chair ot the Mass. C leneral Hospital Heart Center s 
Patient and Family Advisor) Council, is a member 
of the advisory board of the Wakefield Intertaith 
Food Pantry, and is involved with many ministries 
within her church. She and Debbie Sammataro 
also hope to make it to our 40th. 

Andovcr | Winter 2011 89 

J\ 40th REUNION 

June 10-12, 201 1 

Dana Seero 

29 Mercer Street 

South Boston, MA 02 1 27-39 1 3 


PHILLIPS Between Facebook and e-mail, I've 
been getting a lot more updates. Hope this translates 
into a great turnout for our 40th Reunion, as some 
of you indicate it will be your first time back since 
graduation! The campus always looks amazing, the 
weather is usually good, and you'll be impressed 
with what a thoughtful and interesting group of 
people our classmates turned out to be! 

Junior year Class President Dave Andrews wrote, 
"My first-ever class notes entry! I'm married with a 
beautiful wife of 28 years and three children. Two 
graduated ( Brown, Perm) and the third is a sopho- 
more at Columbia, lama professor of neurosurgery 
in Philadelphia, where I have been practicing for 
20 years. I see Harry Chandler every year, as our 
friendship goes back to fifth grade. Harry, although 
retired, is very active in volunteer work in LA and 
created a well-received book about the city. He has 
been married for 30 years and has two grown kids. 
We went to the Vancouver Olympics together with 
friends and family. Also see Bob Frisbie in Philadel- 
phia, who would always rather be fishing'. " 

Dave Lipsey writes, "Continuing my career in 
digital strategy tor media and entertainment, work- 
ing now on projects tor next-generation publishing 
for interactive tablet computers. Also involved with 
the emerging field of sector-based journalism. We 
continue to live in McLean, Va. My wife, Dianne, is 
president of the National Women's Party and their 
historic house museum, the Scwall Belmont 1 louse 
on Capitol Hill in Washington worth a visit!" 

Chris Morley gave me his "472-month update": 
"After graduating from Penn I entered my career 
wandering phase, which lasted until I got accepted 
.ii I omell lohnson School in '82, where I met my 
u ite, Leone Young. In '84 we headed oil to Wall St. I 
went into bonds, and she became an equity analyst. 
I retired in 02 and moved to our place in Litchfield 
County, Conn. Now till my time trading stocks and 

dabbling in real estate, mostly single-family homes. 
When not commercially involved, 1 spend a lot of 
time outdoors, running my 100-pound Cerman 
shepherd or enjoying the Berkshires. Every few 
years I speak to Dick McLaughlin in Pittsburgh 
and Peter Sachs outside Boston.... A few years 
ago I ran into Sam Coleman at our shooting club 
in Millbrook, N.Y." 

Todd Moore e-mailed, "It you hear from Ed 
Coghlan please let me know... . I've been teaching 
design in the Foundation Division at the Rhode 
Island School of Design since 1985 — somehow 
fated to work forever with 1 9-year-olds." 

Garret Mott writes, "I am living in Bud's Gore, 
Vt (pop. 21 ), running a software company for 28 
years. We do custom software tor businesses all over 
the US. 1 am the supervisor for the town and on our 
local planning commission as well as past chair of 
the regional planning commission tor Chittenden 
County, Vermont's largest. In the summer 1 spend as 
much time as possible aboard my 70-year-old wood 
sloop in Maine, and I still mess with sports cars. 
Since I live five minutes from Mad River Glen, I ski a 
bunch, though never as much as I d like!" 

From Mart Rueter: "Left my law practice in 2005 
and moved to Tanzania to start a foundation to help 
improve fanning techniques and a commercially- 
licensed, rural microhnance bank. Three years later, 
just as we were attracting major grants and investors, 
1 was hit with a string of health issues, which put an 
end to the bank but got me started on my new life- 
Style as an ungentlemanly farmer. Having sold my 
house in Hoboken, N.J., 1 now travel back and forth 
between Kilimanjaro and Boston, opting tor as much 
time in Africa as summonses from doctors and family 
permit. Hie house in Moshi has plenty of bedrooms 
and an endless supply of adventure ( both inside and 
out). Any and all are invited to come hang out." 

George "Terry" Richardson reports, "My lite is 
blissfully dull. I spend most of my time practicing 
law in NYC. I coach my 9-year-old son's soccer team 
(1-1 this season — very tough division). I haven't 
raced Sonars (sailboats] in a tew years. It I ever get 
finished with my house repairs, I'll get back on 
the water. 

George Schatz e-mailed, "I've been living for 
the past five years m Princeton, where my brilliant 
wife, Cathryn, works at the Princeton University 
Art Museum. I still work tor the Missouri Botanical 

Garden in St. Louis, Mo., still travelling way too 
much to far-flung places halfway around the 
world .... The best part about the move to Princeton 
was the tour years at Princeton High School tor our 
daughter Rachel. She was able to be a normal high- 
school kid while pursuing her passion in ballet." 

David Stimson wrote, "Linda and I just eel 
ebrated our 28th anniversary by touring on our 
tandem bicycle. Our hometown of Bedford, Mass., 
(since '85) has suited us well and provided our two 
girls a very good launch. We've just graduated to 
empty-nesthood! After 1 years at Boston's WBCN, 
I have been working the last three years at Burling- 
ton-based financial software vendor Charles River 
Development ... . From time to time, 1 play flute and 
saxes. The house is rarely silent." 

Paul Tessier gave this update: "Reporting from 
Niceville, Fla., (in the panhandle, near Destin) that 
the oil is gone and the beaches are as beautiful as 
ever, but the economic effect is still being felt by my 
real-estate development and design ' build company, 
already in recessionary doldrums. I busy myself and 
maintain sanity with choral singing here and in 
Boston and doing nonprofit work for the arts and 

|efF Thermond wrote, "I'm in between CEO 
gigs in the high-tech start-up world (just what 
you'd expect out of a Yale philosophy and psychol- 
ogy major, right?). [My wife and I] live in Silicon 
Valley and are now empty nesters ... . I am advising 
start-ups and am very hopeful about the prospects 
tor them. Andover had a tar stronger effect on me 
than any other school, and it has lieen a pleasure 
to give back some scholarship money to match the 
generosity of the donors who made it possible tor 
me to attend. 

Ethan Warren e-mailed, "My life is pretty bor- 
ing. I practice law in Boston (at Warren, Hensley & 
Bowen) but I'm kept happy by my three kids. One 
is a professor in Milan, Italy, another teaches high- 
school history in New Hampshire, and the baby girl 
is a senior at LI of Colorado. My days in Marblehead 
(now 3 1 years) may be numbered. The plan is even 
tually to move to Bloody Pond in Plymouth, Mass., 
and grow even older than I am now." 

Greg Zorthian wrote, "I am currently working 
al the Financial Times, where 1 have two roles. I am 
president of the American operations and also global 
circulation director. So I split my time between New 
York and our headquarters in London. I also get up 
to Andover frequently, as my daughter just started 
her senior year at PA." 

In the November election, Line Chafee, running 
as an Independent, defeated two opponents to win 
the Rhode Island gubernatorial election. Lin< waS 
mayor of Warwick, R.I., from 1992 to 1999 and 
senator 1999-2006. He took office in January 201 1. 
And in an extremely close contest, Tom Foley, 
Republican candidate fin- Connecticut governor, 
received about 6,000 fewer votes than his Demo- 
cratic opponent, the eventual victor. Tom was most 
recently ambassador to Ireland from 2000 to 2009. 

Regional Associations 

Connect with Abbot and Andover alums 
in your area by joining your 
Regional Association: 

90 Andover | Winter 20 1 1 


Julia Gibert 
300 Banbury Road 
Oxford OX2 7ED 
01 1-44-07766022832 

ABBOT Lucy Gorham, who hadn't been in 
touch, tar as I know, since graduation, has been on 
my class secretary "hit list" tor some time. I was pretty 
sure 1 had tracked down her e-mail address last year, 
and was so glad when her message popped into my 
in-box a few weeks after the last class notes deadline. 

Lucy wrote from Chapel Hill, N.C, where she lives 
with her husband, Bill Schweke, and their son Nate. 
The three moved trom Washington, D.C., 16 years 
ago when they had had enough ot high real estate 
prices and lousy schools. Lucy runs several programs 
for the working poor tor "a great nonprofit, MDC, 
w hich arose out ot the original war on poverty efforts 
across the South." You can learn more about her work 
at and 

Feeling a little overwhelmed at the thought ot 
catching up on almost 40 years, Lucy thought she 
would start by mentioning what she enjoys and hopes 
others will too: "the lapanese anime TV series Mon- 
ster, available online; amazing macro photography 
by Igor Siwanowicz on; political discourse 
from Demos; the documentary Unmistaken Child" 

Elizabeth Hall hasn't written in a while (though 
it's been less than 40 years), so it was great to catch 
up on her news, too. In the "small world" depart- 
ment, she recently happened to rent a condo in Bret- 
ton Woods, N.H., tor a family reunion, and, study- 
ing the pictures on the wall, discovered she was in 
Aleta Reynolds Crawfords condo! Liz lives in New 
Hampshire and works part-time at a small animal 
practice there. Husband Ted is finishing up his dis- 
sertation and hopes to have earned a PsyD degree at 
Antioch University of New England not long after 
this news reaches you. Liz mentioned that Aleta is 
"semi-retired and painting" and is a very talented art- 
ist, judging by her work hanging in the condo. 

I mentioned last year that Maud Lavin's latest 
book, Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive 
Women, would be published by MIT Press in Sep- 
tember 2010. She's probably too shy to say you can 
download it on your e-reader, but you can. Maud is 
excited about the prospect of returning to China to 
teach a feminist art history class. Meanwhile she is a 
professor of visual and critical studies at the School 
of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Amy Broaddus is back in the "birthing business" 
once again, working as a midwife in Philadelphia. 
She misses growing vegetables, but plans on working 
her way back. Her clever daughter |oins her clever 
son at Yale this fall. 

And, speaking ot Yale, congratulations are in order 
to Ginger Chapman, who is the first person to hold 
the position of that university's newly created post, 
Director of Facilities, Sustainable Initiatives. 

As for me, I had an adventure taking my boat 

trom Oxford to London and back in the summer. 
The tidal river is really not designed tor narrowboat 
traffic, but I drove under Tower Bridge and past the 
Houses ot Parliament and lived to tell the tale. You 
can read my adventures at www.duchessomnium 
.com. I am always looking tor crew. It you fancy a 
cruise at 4 miles an hour over a scary aqueduct in 
Wales, I'm your captain. Meanwhile, keep in touch. 


Bob Pfeiffer 
P.O. Box 1 927 
Hiram GA 30141 


Leslie Hendrix 

50 West 29th St. Apt. 1 1 W 
New York NY 10001 

Anne Allen McGrath 
26 Spruce St. 
Southport CT 06890 

Lori Goodman Seegers 
222 Park Ave. South, Apt. 9 
New York NY 1 0003 

ABBOT I was talking with Leslie Hendrix 
last night, and we were doing the usual class notes 
lament: no calls, no e-mails, no news, deadline near- 
ing — what to do? And then we talked some more 
about midlife with all its pendulum swings and our 
longtime entwinements with classmates from Abbot 
and Andover, and we decided. For all the years we've 
been slogging through it all together, a note of appre- 
ciation tor classmates would be nice. 

1 reflected on my daughter's comment this tall 
as I moved her and my son out, "You really have an 
empty nest now, Mom. Trite and not quite true. We 
classmates are each transitioning through phases ot 
work-life, children, parents, and I remain amazed 
by the strength of my Abbot and Andover connec- 
tions — friends, closer to family sometimes. 1 don't 
have an empty nest when my Abbot and Andover 
friends are in my life. I always know that I will have 
"family " to be with on Thanksgiving with Elizabeth 
Mauran (aka, Buz/y Rollins), and she knows she has 
me as a friend she can trust when going through the 
loss of her wonderful mother and the difficulties ot 
aging relatives and family differences — and we can 
have fun just as we did at 15 being somewhat wild 
girls. Or ni) random last-minute dinner in NYC with 

Julie Horowitz after she moved her daughter into an 
apartment in the East Village; we discussed relation- 
ships, love lives, and adapting (over wine and a great 
dinner, because we are both serious foodies) and are 
still trying to figure out aspects of our lives, but we 
know each other — so it is so much easier than hav- 
ing to explain who you are or were. Or my Marcia 
McCabe, taking me out for my annual birthday 
celebration, which is just an excuse for yet another 
supportive and fun girls' night out, reveling in how 
amazing it is we are friends now when we weren't 
friends at Abbot. But, again, we know each other. 
And with Jane Cashin Demers — at yet another 
lunch in Boston, this time with Harriet Richards _ 4, 
whom we hadn't seen in 30 years — a lot to catch up. 
|ane is beautiful and starting Harvard Grad School 
in education. And then there is drinking too much 
ot Edith Wilson's Trois Voyelles wine. You all know 
I never was a jock (though I take it a bit now), but 
when Edie came to NYC, she stayed with me and 
we rode bicycles up and down the West Side, after 
days ot packing our respective children off to school. 
Edie's Olivia started at Lawrenceville — a mere tew 
miles trom Princeton — so shes near my some- 
times watchful eye and near my son at Princeton, 
who knows he will also have to look out tor Olivia. 
Then there is Bob Trehy ~4, who lost his amazing 
Dad this tall, his Dad whose voice played while we 
put up a Christmas tree and kept Bob busy cooking 
with my kids, who think ot him as quasi-odd fam- 
ily. With my Abbot and Andover friends, I sense we 
support one another, knowing we have this very 
basic connection — in some ways overcoming what- 
ever childish teenage layers we had and realizing we 
know each other. It is not merely nostalgia. Many ot 
us have been very successful or have life skills we 
now share with one another. My son Jesse 05 had 
his Andover Fifth Reunion and is now at Princeton 
architecture grad school, being taught by Guy Nor- 
denson 73. The phrase "circle ot lite" might be trite, 
but is nonetheless true here. 

And then, miraculously, some e-mails came in. 
Dianne DeLucia writes, "Wish I had something 
exciting to share...working in Cambridge as a clini- 
cal project manager and loving my job. Still doing 
photography — taking a few freelance assignments, 
exhibiting my work, selling cards. Worked on a cat 
calendar this past summer. Loving all ot that too. 
Having tun hanging out with my dog and two cats 
and gardening at my little house. Heading tor knee 
surgery on Friday (don task). Loving the New Eng- 
land weather this year.... Hope to be able to walk 
and bike again soon!" And then Charlotte Hamlin 
touched base with this: "Let's see, a tidbit about me. 
Well, 1 resigned as assistant dean at the College ot 
Visual and Performing Arts (UMass-Dartmouth) in 
January. [After being] accepted into a nurse practi- 
tioner program, 1 then also got hired to teach textile 
design full-time at UMass- Dartmouth and textile 
history classes at Rhode Island School ot Design, so 
chose to teach and sort out which path to take. And 1 
]ust bought my first sailboat, the love ot my nautical 
life, a Beetle Cat." — Lori 

Andover | Winter 2011 91 


John T. Bird 

266 1 -D Park Lane Court East 
Mountain Brook AL 35223 
205-276-4609 (cell) 

PHILLIPS So many aspects of our class's Andover 
experience are clouded by the tog ot memory For 
example, how many ot us graduated that bagpiped, 
sunny day in June 1973? Answer: 280. And how 
many ot us who were off to college ( "going pro," in 
|im Hackett's turn ot phrase) matriculated at Har- 
vard? Would you believe 36? (I'll send you a list ot 
the 36 it you e-mail me some news about yourselt.) 
I suspect our Cambridge crowd represented the 
largest contingent from any one school in Harvards 
class ot 1977. I e-mailed a few ot our Crimson 36 
and asked if they would do a little reflecting. 

From Chevy Chase, Md., Charlie Toy checks 
in: "I'd say Andover was almost total preparation tor 
Harvard.... Almost nothing about Harvard tazed 
me, trom dorm living (although I did have a two- 
person, two-room situation that first year, with Mike 
Husson, one of my good friends trom Andover) 
to institutional food, to long reading lists. Living 
in town and having total freedom of movement 
24/7 was a bonus, but, in a strange way, the gradual 
increase in freedom as we progressed at Andover 
(remember "appropriate occasions" for beer with 
housemasters senior year?) just made college the 
next step in the progression. 

"I think of our years at Andover as pivotal .... For 
tour-year guys, our junior year a West Point gradu- 
ate headmaster [Lt. Col. |ohn Kemper] declared that 
the school would not stand by idly while the Nixon 
Administration continued to prosecute an immoral 
war — and he shut down classes upon the inv asion ot 
Camlxidia. Then we saw transition trom old-school 
class based dormitories (and lights out tor |uniors 
and lowers) to the cluster system, all-boy classes to 
mixed classes, to classes on the Abbot campus, the 
literal dying and death ot our headmaster, and the 
installation of a visionary young Harvard Graduate 
School of Education dean [Ted Sizer] as headmaster 
(and with him the end of "prepping" and other new- 
student hazing)." 

Dr. Mike Husson also replied: "In my opinion 
Andover was excellent preparation tor Harvard. 
The cautionary note trom my experience is that I 
was overzealous choosing AP courses at Andover, 
[which placed me] into sophomore status at Har- 
vard. I graduated trom Harvard in three years before 
entering medical school, and it shortened my expo- 
sure at Harvard to liberal arts subjects and to much 
else.... Rooming with Charlie Toy and one year 
with Dr. Brad Buchbindcr was a huge plus' 

From Dr. Tom Chambers: "At the risk ol sound 
ing mundane, the biggest advantage of Andover 
was academic training. .. I realized the value ot the 
broader education that was available there and its 
overall impact on my life and career beyond the imme- 
diate political/cultural realities of the late I970's." 

92 Andover | Winter 201 1 

And from Henry Mueller: "Looking at a partial 
list ot Andover classmates who went on to Harvard, 
I'm struck by the variety of fellows we were back 
then, and I wonder how varied we are (or are not) 
now some 37 years later. What I am very sure about 
is that Andover (and Harvard) were and are stuffed 
with highly talented, enjoyable, and helpful people, 
and for that I have special reason to be grateful. Years 
of fun in the sun have ensured many visits to derma- 
tologists ... for minor skin cancers. This year minor 
became major (a melanoma on my face) which 
led me to the care of our own Dr. Cap Lesesne. He 
was skilled, clear, reassuring, and a friend in a time 
of need. Speaking tor my wite and myself, we were 
blessed by Cap's abilities. Thank you, Cap!" 

Finally, we catch up with Chris Haney, who took 
some time off before Harvard: "Note that I started 
Harvard in 1975. 1 applied to Harvard after graduating, 
rightly* recognizing that I wouldn't get in directly from 
Andover .... Andover influenced my time at Harvard 
in several ways: ( 1 ) Having spent tour years in dorms 
at Andover, I chose to live off campus at Harvard 
(though very close), a choice I later decided caused 
me to miss out on some very important aspects ot 
time at Harvard: (2) Andover to Harvard was a very 
comfortable transition — Cambridge was familiar, 1 
already had friends, the attitudes were similar, how- 
ever, no housemaster and no dorm rules; (3) Aca- 
demically, Harvard was not a problem after Andover. 
Transition to lite after Harvard was imperceptible .... 
1 went into business with college and Andover friends 
and roommates (in Bar Harbor, Maine). I delayed the 
departure trom Harv ard as long as possible. 

Some personal news: my wite, Nailia, is in a mas- 
ter's program at the Geneva Institute ot Develop- 
ment to get hands-on training for a career change 
from microbiology to development. She is currently 
in Hanoi tor the first two months of the course, will 
spend much ot the remaining four months in Kazakh- 
stan, where her field project is, then return to Geneva 
to write up'the results this spring. Our youngest son 
and I visited her in \i.\not and spent time in Tokyo 
on the way there — very interesting. Anyone passing 
through ( leneva get in touch: chrishaney(<i 1' 

In late September I received an e-mail trom David 
Downs: As part ot our lobbying effort to bring the 
World Cup back to the United States, I spent five 
weeks in South Africa this summer attending the 
matches there. Before the USA vs. England match 
I participated in an alumni webchat with fellow 
Andover grads who were sitting down to watch 
the game on TV from around the world. Overall 
the experience in South Atrica was enjoyable and 
memorable, and, despite the overtime loss to ( ihana, 
I thought the US. teams performance was inspira- 
tional, By the time this note hits print we may have 
already learned our fate on the bid, but the process ol 
bidding has been such a rewarding challenge I 'm not 
going to regret a moment ot the last two years." 

And trom Bill Kobinson, a change of address: 
3830 Jackson St., Apt. L-13, Raleigh NC 27607. 
Same cell: 919-830-6732. 


Jack Gray 

80 Central Park West, Apt. 20F 
New York NY 10023-5215 

This time we have recollections of three events where 
PA '74 gathered in numbers. The first was a reception 
celebrating the marriage of Margaret Downs and 
Henry Zachary. The scene was an elegant townhouse 
on the upper east side ot Manhattan, a warm pleasant 
evening. The bride was radiant, the groom deeply in 
love. Sarah Nelson, venturing north of 14th Street, 
demonstrated her expertise in dispensing blowing 
looks and observations that amuse in the moment 
and are savored days later. There was no shortage of 
dry wit as Rob Miller and his wife, Kelly McCune, 
made the trip trom LA. Wife Nina Gray and I invited 
the Millers (including their charming and smart 
daughter, lsabelle, who was passing through New 
York on her way to a summer job in London) to an 
impromptu after-party at our apartment across the 
park. These occasions are good times to be together. 

The second event was also a celebration: the 
232nd graduation held at Phillips Academy. Our 
son Alex TO stood with his friends in a circle on 
the track above the Cage. Lightning flashed outside 
while we watched trom below. As we had, the gradu- 
ates passed diplomas until all had theirs. As our kids 
grasped that symbol of hard-earned experience, 
ebullient in camaraderie and release, our hearts burst 
with love tor them. In the chaotic scene afterward, 
Chris Doherty and his daughter Meaghan '10 and 
Jack Cahill and his son lames TO posed for pic- 
tures with Nina and me. Dick and Mari Wellen King 
(both 75), with their daughter Claire TO, laughed 
and joked with Alex. 

Our third conclave included Sara Grosvenor 
visiting New York from Washington tor a benefit 
that included the brightest lights of figure skating. 
Bob Trehy accompanied her that evening. Sara 
joined Nina tor a very long and pleasant breakfast 
the next day. 

Now here are three missives trom classmates: First, 
Kathy Barry Terrill wrote, "I'm herein NYC and still 
doing theatre and TV. 1 did a bit on Law and Order 
Special \ ictims Unit, I was an anti-illegal alien protes- 
tor. We filmed down at city hall on a bright sunny day 
with Ice T and Richard Belzer, I am married 20 \ ears 
now (wow, time flics! ) to a tern In guv who is a Broad- 
way stagehand, Bobby Terrill. Bobby works now on 
the hit revival ol WeM Side Story. I'm active with our 
local block association, which just successfully lob 
bied NYC DOT to pave our block! ... My husband 
and I are also active in our church ( helps keep things 
in perspective). 1 was thinking ol the days ot grabbing 
smokes with Sara Nelson in Foxcroft in between 
classes (I'm 21 years off cigarettes — how one gets 
healthy as one gets older!) and enjoying performing 
with Mark Efinger in C ry of Playei S 

Doug Stockham wrote, "[Wife] Angela and 1 live 
in Palm Beach, Fla., with our collection of five kids, 

ages 1 0-25, three girls and two boys. Commercial 
real-estate investing and brokerage was a great deal 
of fun until late 200". After two very long years it 
is starting to become fun again, or maybe just less 
painful. It will be fun when 1 can actually get a loan 
or spend less time talking with banks about my 
existing loans, which thankful!)' are all current. We 
just returned from a weekend in Bimini. Drove our 
boat over and, on the way, caught mahi-mahi tor din- 
ner.... Here [in Florida] the Bahamas are so close 
it's like going to the lake from where I used to live 
in Alabama. It takes about 1 .5 hours dock to dock. I 
moved to south Florida after the last hurricane here, 
and this year is expected to be a bad one. Wouldn't 
you know this is when we are renovating a house 
and redoing the roof. Now I'm making contingency 
plans tor how we do a root to minimize damage it the 
hurricane comes while we are roofing. Supposedly 
the Gult Oil spill is coming our way eventually, but 
hurricane season seems to be a more pressing matter. 
Since I can't do anything about either one, I'm going 
to just prepare and then go on with lite as usual." 

Final!)', we got this from "Captain" Ray Bowers: 
"Got married (for the third time) in June 2008 to a 
wonderful British-Jamaican gal whose father was the 
actor Robert Shaw (ot Jam fame and the stingee in 
Vie Sting, among many roles). I'm happy to say I can 
always make peace, as my second wife came to the 
wedding, and my first wife recently sent me a real 
estate client referral! Still enjoying Telluride with 
my 8-year-old, Natalie, who recently fared well in the 
Colorado state gymnastics competition. The tropi- 
cal lite ot Belize still calls to me as I just listed two 
incredible private islands tor sale offshore of Belize. 
From mountains to islands, this rogue still seeks out 
the best places to be in lite. Anyone want to come 
join me for a 'business trip' to the reefs ot Belize and 
to look at some incredible island real estate?" 

I plan to attend Leaders' Weekend in mid-Novem- 
ber and will report on that event in my next notes. 


Mari Wellin King 

1884 Beans Bight Road N.E. 

Bainbridge Island WA 981 10 


Roger L. Strong Jr. 
6 Ridgeview Circle 
Armonk NY 10504 
strong j r@opton I i ne. net 

Peter Wyman 

963 Ponus Ridge Road 

New Canaan CT 06840 


Prior to the Class of 1975 s incredibly successful 
35th Reunion in June, there was another fun-filled 
reunion of sorts on the West Coast in May 2010. 

In a renewal of a 34-year tradition, Lewis Butler 
hosted Lawrence Kemp (whose eldest son, Larken 
Kemp, entered PA's Class of 2013 in September), 
Bill Whiteford, and Dick King tor a weekend of fly- 
fishing, horseshoes, and efforts to solve the worlds 
problems through laughter and debate in Fall River, 
Calif Dick apparently landed the largest trout, but 
the fishing derby judges ultimately DSOJd him for 
using his hands, thereby giving the title to the host 

The competitive nature among our classmates 
continued in August at a golf game at the Woods Hole 
Golf Club in Falmouth, Mass. Phil Welch writes, "I 
hosted Brian Burke (MVP of the 35th Reunion) 
and John Florence for a friendly game ot golf. Brian 
continued his hot streak with tremendous iron play 
and captured the most skins. A great time was had 
by all, especially the refreshments and conversation 
at the 19th hole!" Margot Kent Timbel reports, 
"Every day at work presents a new puzzle exploring 
the new reserves of oil or natural gas in the U.S. This 
daily uncertainty challenge is similar to interacting 
with my 2 1 -year-old college senior and 1 3-year-old 
eighth-grader. Yoga, bike riding, time with friends 
and family in the Adirondacks, and waking up to the 
Colorado Rockies every day help keep things in per- 
spective. Hip labral tear repair surgery is imminent. 
Expert caregiver and husband Ned will keep me sate 
through rehab. There is a good prognosis tor return 
to pain-free sport in 201 1." 

Craig Newland (former last name: Niziak) 
moved to a practice in St. Petersburg, Fla., after 15 
years in Kansas City. Craig and his wife, Nancy, are 
empty nesters like so many of us. Craig s work con- 
tinues in orthopedic surgery specializing in hand and 
upper extremity. Their daughter Rachel ( Duke 2008 ) 
is engaged to marry in February. And their daughter 
Lydia is a junior at Columbia, while their son Adam 
is a freshman at St. Louis U. Nancy is busy with work 
as a graphic designer. Another ot our classmates in 
medicine, Mac DeCamp, has moved from Boston 
to Chicago. "My wife, PJ., and I are living down- 
town. We both work at Northwestern Memorial 
Hospital, love our six-block walking commute, and 
are enjoying city life. I see more of Gordie Nelson 
here in Chicago than I did living in Lexington, Mass. 
(Gordie and wife Jane live in Concord), as he has an 
office in Chicago's John Hancock Center, so is here 
fairly often. We are hitting for the cycle' with four of 
our Brady-bunch kids in college this year, so [we are] 
mostly focused on our day jobs." 

Speaking of Gordie, Jody Harrison says that 
Gordie and wite Jane are happy clients of hers at 
the Harrison Gallery. Jo reports that the gallery is 
managing to stay open during these times ot adjust- 
ment, which is attributed to the extraordinary talent 
and quality of the artists, a good website, and visitors 
from Williams College. She still loves her home in 
Vermont with lots of beautiful back roads tor riding 
on her Harley-Davidson. All Jo's children are grown, 
with youngest son Mikey in his last year ot College 
at Ithaca, and, notably, daughter Mari is working in 
a gallery in Boston. And Joe's brother Michael Har- 
rison 76 has a successful shop selling antique Stein- 
way pianos in NYC. 

After more than a year and a halt of training, Susan 
Vernon won a world championship title in "Tradi- 
tional Weapons" from the world's largest martial arts 
organization, the American Taekwondo Association. 
"I took an enormous gamble and switched weapons 
less than two months before the world champion- 
ships. When I picked up the broadsword May 1, I 
knew this was my weapon." Susan hopes to pass her 
final test and earn her second-degree black belt this 
winter. With her soon-to-be third-degree black-belt 
daughter, Natalie Rios, Susan coteaches classes to 
behaviorally challenged youth while teaching sixth 
grade full-time as she continues writing science cur- 
ricula tor grades K-six. Her award-winning bed and 
breaktast, Casa de las Chimeneas. earned the "Four 
Diamond" award tor the 1 Oth year in a row. 

Jon Alter writes, "I had a nice PA experience 
as part of the book tour for Vie Promise, my book 
about the Obama presidency that came out this year. 
At various book parties and appearances around 
the country I saw George Cogan, David Updike, 
Richard Hersh, and Margaret Downs 74, among 
others, and was fortunate enough to dine with 
David and his family and two of my favorite teach- 
ers, Tom Lyons and Ed Quattlebaum '60, and their 
wives (Ed and Ruth were my housemasters in Paul 
Revere South), after a book-related event at the Ken- 
nedy Presidential Library in Boston. All were in great 
form. I felt the presence of Fritz Allis and History 35 

I caught up with Stephanie Harman recently. 
Her daughter Kirsten is enjoying USC, while son 
Stephen is in the throes ot the college application 
process, and her youngest, Allison, is now a fresh- 
man in high school. And, tor an additional chal- 
lenge, Stephanie's husband, Fred, tor his birthday in 
June 2010, succeeded in climbing all 14,41 1 feet ot 
Mt. Rainier! 

In the King household, our youngest, Claire '10, 
became the fifth member ot our family to have grad- 
uated from Andover and this tall has joined her sis- 
ter, Abby 0", at Hamilton College. Our son, Mac 05, 
graduated in August from Medill with a master's 
degree in journalism and started in September as a 
television reporter tor KI\TTY, the ABC affiliate in 
Boise, Idaho. 

So, that's all for now! Please send any news our 
way. As always, Roger Strong, Peter Wyman, and I, 
Mari Wellin King, wish all ot you the best and thank 
you for allowing us the honor to write about our 
wonderful class. 

[Editor's note: During Leaders' Weekend in 
November, Dick and Mari Wellin King were hon- 
ored by the Academy as recipients of its 2010 
Distinguished Service Award — see page 40.] 

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Andover | Winter 2011 93 

View from the top 

In August, Mark Schiewetz '76, left, celebrated the 30th anniversary of his through-hike 
of the Appalachian Trail atop Maine's Mt. Katahdin with class secretary Alan Cantor. 

June 10-12, 201 1 

Alan Cantor 
88 Allison St. 
Concord NH 03301 

Before we get to the news, let s talk about the party. 
Our 35th Reunion (seriously — our thirty-fifth!) 
comes around next year: June 10-12 on Andover 
Hill. Come on by. It'll be tun. For those of you who 
loved Andover, its a chance to rekindle fond memo 
ries. F or those who hated it, it s a chance to bury or, at 
least, reposition bad memories. And you'll find that 
people are \ asth easier to get along with at 5 s than at 
16. Try it. Or, at least, save the date and consider it. 

One person I'd love to see is I. indie Bosniak 
who lives in Princeton, N.J., and is a distinguished 
protessor at Rutgers Law School. (Yes, classmates: 
we're old enough to be "distinguished,'' at least if 
you're as accomplished as Lindie.) Lindie wrote a 
book called The Citizen and the Alien: Dilemmas of 

Contemporary Membership (Princeton U. Press). 
Lindie writes, "Our twin daughters just started high 
school this tall: one attends Princeton Day School, 
the other the Hun School ot Princeton. I'd send 
them to Andover it I could bear to part with them, 
but that's not on the immediate agenda. Still, 1 have 
been thinking about my time there as the girls have 
grown, and remember it as a time ot powerful intel- 
lectual and personal awakening." 

Kayce Freed Jennings writes, Our produc- 
tion company, The Documentary Group (www, has lots ot projects 
in various phases ot development and production. 
Lafayette: Hie Lost Hero aired on PBS recently; we've 
got another series underway tor PBS called America 
In Pnmetime about the history of American prime- 
time scripted television; we just completed a proj- 
ect tor schools on jazz and democracy called Let 
Freedom Swing; were making another film tor The 
Constitution Project, our series tor schools; and we re 
probably most excited about our biggest and most 
ambitious protect, 10x10: Educate Girls, Change 
the World, which is both a global social-action 
campaign and will be a theatrical release film (see, and was introduced at the 
Clinton ( Jlobal Initiative last month." 

Tim Draper checks in from Silicon Valley: 
"Daughter Jesse is the "Valley Girl" (see hrtp:, a real entrepreneurial personality 
taking over media one fun interview at a time. 
Son Adam 04 is working at FinancialOS, where 
he helped found a company that can trade private 
stock. Son Billy 07 is at UCLA in their film school, 
making music vids for rappers. Daughter Eleanor is 
in Cambodia teaching English to kids and starts at 
USC in January. They all obviously have their beauti- 
ful mother's genes. [Wife] Melissa and 1 are empty 
nesters and having some fun traveling, etc." 

Charles Emery writes from Ohio State, where he 
has been a professor now for 16 years. "Am currently 
hemorrhaging money (and cursing the weak dollar! ) 
with our daughter (a student at Colorado College) 
spending a semester in London. But, otherwise, all is 
still well in Ohio. Columbus has grown up a lot in the 
past 16 years, and I'm happy keeping it a secret that 
we've got all (or most) of the amenities of big city life 
with many fewer problems (e.g., traffic, crime)." 

Pam Eaton continues to be one ot my most engag- 
ing e-mailers. She's still working in the admissions 
office of School Year Abroad headquartered in Law- 
rence, Mass. She wrote a very funny bit about travel- 
ing tor a week in Europe with her son Ian, a senior in 
college. "1 am teeling my age these days. Some morn- 
ings 1 feel like the Tin Man in need of his oil can." 

One person I assumed would always live in 
Andover is Chris Bensley but, according to Trina 
Wellman, our Puget Sound correspondent, Chris 
has now moved to the Seattle area. Trina is thrilled, 
and we hope and trust that Chris and his family are 
as well. 

Branko kxmpotic writes from Maplewood, N.J., 
"I have one personal item worth sharing. Our daugh- 
ter Tatiana graduated from Johns Hopkins in May, 
and has a job (with benefits, no less) in New York 
City tor The The new generation is 
taking over gradually." 

Two bits ot news from me. In August 1 helped 
Mark Schiewetz commemorate the 30th anni- 
versary ot his through-hike (from Georgia to the 
summit of Mt. Katahdin) ot the Appalachian Trail 
by joining him (and three other friends) in a climb 
of Mt. Katahdin. Its a brutally tough climb (for 
me, not tor Mark), and it felt great for us to stand 
at the summit, at least twice the age of the average 
Katahdin hiker. 

The other bit of news is that, with the 1 Oth anni- 
versary of my assuming the role of class secretary 
approaching, I would like to pass the mantle to 
another classmate — or set of classmates. I've really 
enjoyed the job and the chance its given me to 
reconnect with all of you — but I 'm a believer in term 
limits, at least in something like this, and it would be 
good to have a fresh set ot eyes and ears keeping track 
of the class for the next tew years. Do let me know if 
you re interested, and I d be happy to till you in on 
the tricks of the trade. Let's have an official election 
at our reunion in |une. 

In the meantime, friends, be well, and be in 

94 Andover | Winter 201 1 


Buck Burnaman 
222 Nod Hill Road 
Wilton CT 06897 

Change, like time and tide, waits tor no one. Passing 
the midfield stripe of lite in the middle ot an unyield- 
ingly poor economic cycle has proven a change agent 
for your taithful scribe. I recently announced the 
formation of my newest adventure, Murray & Burna- 
man LLC, a restructuring and advisory firm provid- 
ing specialized bankruptcy and litigation services. 
From the "small world" department, my business 
partner, Marti, grew up as best triends with Kayce 
Freed Jennings '76 in Manhattan. Marti provides 
cultural diversity (I ably cover the Midwestern hick 
demographic) to our already diverse firm. Wish us 
luck or send a referral, or both. 

Former class secretary Marty Koffman, who 
recently turned 50 and pointed out that he will always 
be younger than me, updated us about some of his 
changes, beginning with his birthday fete: "A number 
of classmates could not make it, but Sara MacLean 
and Tom Hartman were there with spouses Tim and 
Claudia, respectively. The following weekend Will 
Iselin showed up, and he and I got to have a birthday 
sushi dinner in my neighborhood with his son, Char- 
lie. Business is very good. Cannot figure out what is 
happening in the world at large but, thank goodness, 
everyone is eating cake! We [Pearl River Pastry & 
Chocolates] are launching a new vegan line at the 
New York Fancy Food Show this summer." 

Marty and his children, Isaac, 1 1 , and Billie, 8, were 
skiing at Beaver Creek, where the small-world factor 
surfaced again: "We unpacked in the hotel and headed 
toward the elevator. I think Isaac hit the wrong button 
and the door opened. I smiled when I saw Bill Yun. 
Bill and I had lunch with his son and were discussing 
how different the friendships are for people who have 
known each other for as long as we have all known 
one another. There is no agenda, and we can (and do) 
tell each other exactly how it is in ways that perhaps 
we do not hear trom people we have known only a 
mere 20-25 years. Reconnecting is comfortable and 
thoroughly fun. I also bumped into Woody Young 
[while I was] on the most embarrassing blind date I 
have ever had. [My date] was interested in dating as 
long as I was interested in paying, and she looked just 
like you would expect. Well, Woody shows up, and I 
love him, and he is so incredibly discreet, 1 just had 
to laugh! But, I am not sure he will take my calls for 
socializing anytime soon." 

1 heard from classmate Brian Martin, who con- 
gratulated me on tracking down the formerly AWOL 
Jorge Virgili. Brian and his wife, Sangju, recently 
moved from South Korea (after 1 1 years) to Italy, 
where Brian is teaching physics and math for the 
Department ot Defense Dependents Schools at the 
Aviano US Air Force Base (near Venice). Having 
surfaced in Spain, Jorge said that he has shifted his 

focus from the moribund financial markets (his 
profession) to his growing art collection (his pas- 
sion). Certainly, this is change of a sort that Jorge's 
demeanor did not portend in the wrestling room 
back in '77. Perhaps there is still hope for my artistic- 
nature to blossom, if I have one. 

Eli Avila sent news of changes in his professional 
life: 'At the end ot April I became the chief deputy 
commissioner ot health tor Suffolk County, N.Y. I 
find being a health commissioner an ideal situation 
to synergistically apply my medical, legal, and public 
health backgrounds and creatively engage in public 
service. My government office is in Hauppauge, N.Y.; 
however, I am living in the Hamptons and enjoying 
Long Island." 

Trolling through Facebook (did not see the 
movie Social Network yet, but I might) I gathered 
some information from classmates directly and 
through their posts. Dave Davis wrote that with a 
1 -year-old son he feels like "the oldest dad in his- 
tory." You're not, Dave, and you have company in fel- 
low classmate Bob Benner. Steve Peterson sent me 
some fish stories about massive tarpon in the Florida 
Keys, which will, undoubtedly, grow to record tarpon 
by the time our next reunion rolls around. Al Colby 
wrote trom Tampa, where he continues to practice 
law and stay current online with his two older chil- 
dren at the University ot Florida while also dealing 
with "the usual maintenance issues we've all come 
to appreciate as we enter our 50s." Always the stoic 
Al, but I tor one don't appreciate them, and I'd like 
to give them back to whomever gave them to me. 
Some changes I can do without. 

Caroline Cunningham Young announced 
the engagement ot her son Charlie (Harvard 08) 
online, while Tom French posted pictures of great 
summer sailing adventures off Cape Cod but 
couldn't commit to a BVI sailing voyage, at least not 
yet. Bruce MacWilliams pinged me from sunny 
Santa Monica, where he directs commercials, public 
service announcements, and more while living the 
California Dream. Some things don't change, as I 
recall B-Mac was "living the dream" back at Andover 
during spring 1977. Which reminds me: I have a 
dream, a dream that the silent members (the silent 
majority) of the Class ot 1977 will change their 
secretive ways and send me an update to share with 
old triends. Please do. I hope you are well. Enjoy. 


Judith Morton Bramhall 
252 Elm St. 
Concord MA 01742 

Nick Strauss 

945 South New St. 

WestChester PA 19382 



Amy Appleton 

2201 Hall Place N.W. 

Washington DC 20007-2217 


Rick Moseley 

71 03 Sherman St. 

Philadelphia PA 19119 


Doug Segal 

1 556 North Orange Grove Ave. 
Los Angeles CA 90046 

On a golden October day our classmates are report- 
ing about a golden year. That's right, most ot us are 
turning you-know-what this year. Drew Guff writes 
that he and his wite, Jessica, were delighted to host 
Tia Dogget for an evening this July at their house so 
Tia could compete in the Nantucket Ironman. " Iron- 
woman in this case," notes Drew. "We hadn't seen 
Tia in years; it was a great chance to catch up." Drew 
says they could easily pick Tia out of the crowd dur- 
ing the race because "she was the tast one." 

Ranie Pearce also had an interesting way to cel- 
ebrate this milestone. As a "gift to myself tor turning 
50, 1 swam across the Gibraltar Straits on July 1 3. 
Rainie reports, "It was a blast! I swam 13 miles in five 
hours." She was escorted part ot the way trom Spain 
to Morocco by a pod ot 30 dolphins. It was a great 
way to celebrate, and, according to Rainie, "a great 
reminder that anything is possible." It you would like 
to read more about Rainie's adventure, check out 

Kay McCabe writes, "I have been in the same 
job for 1 5 years, and I will soon be 50." Kay just refi- 
nanced her mortgage and now has 15 more years 
to pay tor her home. "Does that mean I am living 
in balance? Aging but not old? Somehow I still feel 
20, or maybe 30, admits Kay, though she knows she 
"will be working until I am at least 65. On the home 
front, everything is going well, though "having an 
empty nest definitely takes some adjusting." 

Scott Drescher says he is burning the candle 
at both ends refinancing people's mortgages. His 
youngest child |ust turned 2 1 and will graduate from 
college in December. According to Scott, "We had a 
great dinner with Stevie Lake when she was in town 
tor lawyering." 

John Vail checks in trom Tokyo, where he is try- 
ing with others to "get the alumni organization a 
bit better organized here." John has been there tor 
six years, working as an investment strategist, first 
with JPM and now with Nikko Asset Management. 
Japan's third-largest mutual fund company. John 
notes, "Japan is a really great place to live!" 

Suzy Page writes that tall makes her think ot 
Andover. Her son, Nick, is in die 1 Oth grade. By this 
age, Wynne Morriss, Sua s husband, had alread) 

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been at Andover for a year, and she had just arrived. 
Suzy and Wynne's children, Nick and Julia, both 
played lacrosse last spring, which also sparked a 
lot or Andover memories. "Had 1 not hated cluster 
lacrosse so much, Wynne and I might never have 
met. I cut lacrosse so often that I had to do work 
duty many Saturdays. Wynne was my work duty 
supervisor; he played favorites. Of course, now 
lacrosse looks like lots of fun to me and I wonder 
why I complained — must have been those terrible 
blue gym suits we had to wear." The family that plays 
lacrosse together sticks together! 

Greg Cleveland lives in Phoenix. He had a 
chance to get together with Moses Grader in late 
August. They met at Hyatt Place in Medford, Mass., 
where Greg and his family were staying for college 
freshman move-in day. "Our oldest of three sons is 
off to college. 1 plan to travel again to the area tor 
freshman parents weekend." 

Margaret Shuwall Briggs just moved back to 
Massachusetts after being away for 2 1 years. In mid- 
August, she and her family moved to Sherborn, 
Mass., from New Jersey due to a job change for Mar- 
garet's husband, Adam. "He is now working in West- 
wood, Mass., and we have two freshmen sons. Older 
son Benjamin is a freshman at Tufts, and younger 
son Timothy is a freshman at Dover-Sherborn High 
School." Margaret says it is great to be back and to be 
living close to so many friends from their past. "We 
had Tori Abbott Riccardi and her husband, |ohn, 
over for dinner just this past weekend. Everywhere 
I go, 1 see people who look familiar! It is very odd, 
but fun too." 

Rachael Horovitz writes, "Yes, the crisp air mixed 
with freezing rain and slugs on the path certainly 
reminds me of Andover. Our children are turning S: 
life is noisy and busy." Rachel is still producing mov- 
ies. She just worked with a fellow Andover alumna. 
Elizabeth Stout '86, on a baseball movie. "Elizabeth 
is a VP at Major League Baseball. We discovered our 
PA connection standing in the ram during a shoot at 
Fenway Park." 

Forty Conklin celebrated his big birthday with 
his family. In August, they climbed Mount Wash 
ington and spent the night at the Lake of the Clouds 
hut. They had a "wonderful dav with views of 90 
miles from the top." Forty also informs us that he 
was headed to Andover for a tour of the campus with 
his 12-year-old son. I hope I don't get lost with all 
the new buildings. Father and son were both very 
excited at the prospect of the visit. 

Dear classmates, I hope that how ever you cel- 
ebrate your birthdays, you enjoy good health, great 
joy, and delightful adventures. And for the record, if 
anyone asks, I'm 39. 

If you did not receive a message from me in 
October requesting news to share with the class, 
then we do not have a current e-mail address for 
you. Please take a moment to make sure we have 
up-to-date contact information for you. Thank you. 

Until next time, see you in the notes! — Amy 


Kate Thomes 

158 Commercial St., Apt. 2 
Boston MA 02 1 09 

It is October and the movie Vie Social Network is a 
hit at the box office. The social network phenom- 
enon better known as Facebook has made it almost 
impossible to report on classmate news without 
everyone already knowing about it. There are no 
inside stories to be had. If you are not on Facebook, 
you are sure to be Linkedln or Twittering. I remem- 
ber upper year calling a classmate's Dad so we could 
all listen to his brand new phone answering machine! 
He was so cutting edge. Anyway, in this e-mail and 
Internet world, it is rare to receive a written note on 
the comings and goings of a classmate. But, lo and 
behold, I did hear from Bonne Rawley, who reports 
that earlier this year she and her husband moved 
from an 1 8-month assignment in Dubai back to the 
U.S. They are now building their own architectural 
design-build practice called BWR Architects in New 
Jersey. Thank you, Bonne, for the update! 

You know, there is another way to find out how our 
classmates are doing, and that is by visiting them. So 
these last few months 1 packed up my ancient brown 
Tumi and headed down the road. First stop: Larch- 
mont, NY, to see Sarah Aronin. Sarah was looking 
not much older than 1 7 and is still as witty as ever. 
Her two daughters, 9 and 13, are growing up, and 
her husband, Eric, is one of the best out there. It was 
so hot we spent most of our time in the White Plains 
mall. As the summer continued, I left the warmth of 
Boston to the heat of Missouri to see Jim Currid. We 
spent a sunny day at his youngest daughter's softball 
tournament in Cameron, Mo., but the truly excit- 
ing part was flying to the tournament in Jim's 1974 
orange and white striped Cessna. Jim's aviation skills 
are on par with Chesley Sullenberger, as he avoided 
hay bales and cows to ensure a safe landing. The next 
day we took a drive down to Kansas City in his 1 963 
powder blue Corvette Stingray. Jim is doing well as 
plant manager at the American Italian Pasta Com- 
pany. His two oldest daughters are at the University 
of Missouri in Columbia, and the youngest, Mollie, 
is a talented high school softball star. Six weeks later 
I hitched a train to Greenwich, Conn., to visit Cassie 
Doykos Oliver Her mode of transportation around 
town was not quite on par with Jim's, but then again 
Jim's car would not have turned heads in Greenwich. 
Cassie is in an empty den these days, as her two sons 
are orl to college and boarding school. She continues 
to teach math at Greenwich Country Day School 
and spends frequent nights working on a labyrinth 
of algorithms. On Tuesdays she has Pilates. 

Before ending these notes, I thought about 
Andover, England, and wanted to know the his- 
tory ol our forebearers' town. I couldn't find much 
history, so I just checked their movie theater show 
times. The Social Network shows at 2 p.m. GMT Our 
connections will never end. 


June 10-12, 201 1 

Laura Bull Bailey 
Winchester, Mass. 

Warren Jones 
Houston, Texas 

Stefanie Scheer Young 
Chappaqua, N.Y. 

Save the date, and post some photos and com- 
ments! Our 30th Reunion is right around the 
corner, and the dates are June 10-12! Our reunion 
Facebook page is 
. P hp?gid= 1 244934 1 09 1 9455. 

We think the first child of a classmate has gradu- 
ated from PA. Lisa Johnson Svec and Victor Svec's 
daughter Katy graduated in June. Congrats to her 
and her parents! Please let us know if there are other 
recent or soon-to-be PA graduates among our class- 
mates' offspring. It would be great to hear about 
their experiences. 

There is a pair of Non Sibi Day reports from our 
classmates abroad. Kudos for sharing the experi- 
ences and the news. Send more updates, and we'll 
follow up with more cool stuff. 

Andrew Erickson writes, "I am in Helmand 
Province, Afghanistan, and purchased school sup- 
plies that 1 had hoped to distribute to an elementary 
school here on Non Sibi Day. This is a kinetic area, 
and we have limited secure freedom of movement, 
although things are improving and schools are 
opening. There's no way to get to the schools with- 
out security. For obvious reasons I couldn't request 
airlift from the ISAF forces: it's not appropriate and 
would have put our forces at risk for a charitable 
endeavor, which we're not allowed to do. I will have 
to distribute the supplies when I have a meeting 
with local elders during regularly scheduled busi- 
ness. 1 have the school supplies and the next time 
I can get access to an appropriate school without 
putting anybody at risk, I will distribute them. I will 
keep you posted as this develops and will try to take 
pictures, although the local nationals can be sensi- 
tive about this. It's a conservative region and there's 
fear of Taliban retribution. But it may be a couple of 
weeks before I pull this off So my mm sibi project is 
going to end up not actually happening on Non Sibi 
Day, but in this environment I didn't know how else 
to pull it off" 

Peter Stern posts, "I live in Tokyo, and on Non 
Sibi Day about 10 PA alums and spouses helped a 
local food bank serve meals to almost 500 needy 
people in one of the city's largest parks. As I'm sure 
many others would attest, it was a sobering but also 
uplifting experience. I went back to my family and 

96 Andover I Winter 201 1 

raised with them what struck me as the paradox ot 
altruism volunteerism: why is it that an activity that 
takes my time and brings me no tangible return nev- 
ertheless makes me reel so good? It makes you real- 
ize, of course, that the normal metric for measuring 
what we do in our lives is warped. Anyway, I was very 
impressed by the protessionalism of all the organiz- 
ers, and will plan to join again next year. Hope others 
had similarly positive experiences. I was motivated to 
get involved in part because this past summer I revis- 
ited PA for the first time in more than 20 years when I 
dropped my daughter off at Summer Session. 1 agree 
that Non Sibi Day is a great idea — it helps us recon- 
nect to the school, and I love the idea of PA people all 
around the world sharing in the same spirit." 

Grace Curley wrote, "I took a low-key route this 
year: as a new parent at PA, I chose to support the 
Parents of Students of Phillips Academy (PSPA)'s 
Non Sibi Day project, Operation Little Feet. PSPA 
partnered with Jacksonville ( Fla.) Naval Hospital, the 
Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Carter's baby clothes, 
and other organizations to donate baby clothing and 
supplies for new babies of military families in need. 
PA Parents donated requested clothing, and then the 
collected items were boxed up and shipped down to 
Florida. PSPAs plan is to assess the strengths ot this 
project and then hopefully expand our reach to the 
Southeast region of the United States, where 3,000 
military babies are born each year. So, while 1 am 
adjusting to having a daughter in the Class of 2014, 
who hangs out with Michael Marruss son |ake 14, 
it was fun to shop for baby clothes! 1 did miss doing 
something more hands-on, so classmates from the 
greater Boston area plan to join me next year at the 
Pine Street Inn tor some food prep and service. 

In Houston several PA alums will be doing the 
same to help the families ot deployed troops. Sev- 
eral of us were inspired by Kelly McPhail Mendez's 
"greet the troops" effort in Dallas last year and 
thought Operation Little Feet was a great idea. Also, it 
you don t have the chance in October, we re sure they 
are happy for a parcel any time you can get involved, 
and the effort will surely spread where needed. For 
more information about the Little Feet project, con- 
tact Jenny Savino at PA ( jsavino(<? 

By the way, non sibi activities can be done year- 
round and need not be restricted to the one desig- 
nated day. If you would still like to participate in a 
Non Sibi Day activity, check out BlueLink for oppor- 
tunities. Several projects are ongoing. 

One final note: Laura Bull Bailey attended the 
memorial service tor Ted Sizer in June and had this 
to report: "I attended Dr. Sizer's memorial service 
and was newly awed by his accomplishments and the 
testaments of his character and warmth as a human 
being. How fortunate we all are to have had his tute- 
lage. It was wonderful to see Mrs. Sizer. Hal, and 
Lyde. It was also a treat to hear and see Rev. Zaeder. 
The flood of memories was powerful. To be in the 
Chapel with Rev. Zaeder at the podium and to hear 
about Dr. Sizer and his remarkable legacy — it was a 
rich experience. I vm (ana Paley and Katie Leede 
McGloin there as well. Katie had her Blue Ke) rial 
on, inspired by the reuning classes that were there, 

and wants to have a record turnout for our 30th. Per- 
haps it could be our gift as a class to honor Dr. Sizer." 

Remember to register tor the reunion. Details to 
follow on BlueLink and the Facebook group page 
"Phillips Academy Andover Class ot 1981." Send 
pictures, thoughts, and confirmations, so we'll have 
a memorable 30th. We're looking forward to seeing 
you all in person. — L, S, W. 


Paul Hochman 

According to Dr. Jeffrey Arle, I am very chatty when 
1 emerge from general anesthesia. I don t remember. 
But I do remember our scrubbed, bescrubbed class- 
mate gliding across the hospital linoleum in muslin- 
covered shoes. Arid I remember his sitting down 
between the anesthesiologist and the pre-op nurse a 
tew minutes before he was going to fuse my tourth 
and fifth cervical vertebrae. 

"How you doing? he smiled broadly from under 
his surgeon's pale-blue cap. "Well," 1 responded, "and, 
perhaps more importantly, how are you doing?" 
He paused. "Well, my hand tremors are really under 
control, partly because I had a couple ot shots of 
tequila this morning." We both laughed — after all, 
he was about to operate on my spine. Arid then it all 
went dark. 

When I woke up, my "C-tour-five" vertebrae were 
fused, the numbness and weakness in my hands were 
completely gone, and I had a new respect tor Jeff's 
Math 30 teacher, Dr. Lux, who apparently had helped 
Jeff count up to at least 5. 

Early the following morning, 1 walked out ot the 
hospital. As ot this writing, and thanks to left, I'm 
training tor skiing this winter: the miracle of modern 
classmates. Well, not a miracle. After I pushed him a 
little, Jeff admitted he had taken Math 30 (urn, that's 
Calculus) as a junior, although he also admitted he 
got 15 out of 100 on his first Physics 60 test. "The 
average was 30, 1 think," he said in an e-mail. What 
a slacker. 

Other miracles: I was able to get together again tor 
beers with our classmates Jeffrey Hunt, Nicholas 

Carter, Michael Sokolov, and Pierre Valette. I 

pledged not to tell anybody what we talked about that 
October night at Trina's Starlite Lounge in Somer- 
ville, Mass., but I can say that we all agree it's a lot 
easier being a kid than it is being a parent. We are all 
now qualified to weigh in on that subject — Pierre has 
three kids, as do Mike, Jeff, and I, and Nick has two. 

Speaking of the parenting thing, Barry Stout 
Kaminer has brought the concept of "extended 
day" to a whole new level. "We have a 6-year-old 
who did his first cub scout campout this weekend 
in the north Georgia mountains, she writes, "and a 
26-year-old getting married in 1 1 days in the North 
Carolina mountains. We are still in Atlanta and have 
a 24-year-old in school here and a 22-year-old in the 
army heading tor Afghanistan at Christmas." Let's all 
send Barry best wishes tor a sate return tor her sol- 
dier. And, tor that matter, for a good nights sleep. 

More kid news: "In genetic news, writes Arthur 
Small, "my daughter Zoe continues a deep engage- 
ment with musical theater. In the past year shes 
appeared in community productions ot Hairspray 
and 13, and is appearing currently in a Perm State 
production of The Prune oj Miss Jean Brodie. Zoe has 
much more focus than I did at age 1 1 . This condition 
reflects, no doubt, the fruits ot excellent parenting. 
(By her mom, I mean. Myself, I just make it up as I 
go along.)" 

Art left his faculty job at Perm State to start up a 
new firm, called Venti Risk LLC. "The company is 
developing analytic tools that help organizations 
manage their risks related to weather and climate 
change." In Roman mythology, Art says, the "Venti" 
were the gods of the winds. "The name also pays 
homage to a certain special secret additive that keeps 
the whole operation running. Cool — a company 
with special sauce! 

Faith Hawkins and her partner are "still loving 
life in Bloomington, Ind. Since November 2009," she 
writes, "I have been working as chief of staff to the vice 
president tor research at Indiana University. Before 
you get enthralled by visions ot my channeling Leo 
or CJ from West Wing" she says, calming me down a 
little, "it's important to note that until August 2010. 1 
had no vice president, and until October 20 1 0, 1 had 
no staff. So I was basically chief of me, finally fulfilling 
a lite-long dream!" 

Class Pages are now online! 

Join your classmates on BlueLink, 
PA's alumni community. 
Share photos and videos, chat, and keep in touch! 

Andover | Winter 201 I 97 

Yalda Tehranian-Uhls "went back to school, she 
says. "I'm getting a PhD degree in developmental psy- 
chology at UCLA and am studying — what else? — 
media effects on kids. 1 thought I could make more ol 
a difference doing this than in the Him biz." Check out 
Yalda's blog: 

Speaking of the media's effect on kids, the next 
name brings back memories of a certain medium: 
James Mrose. Jimmy and I sat fairly near to one 
another in William Thomas's orchestra. The 
medium, of course, was music — )immy played the 
viola like nobody's business and w as often the calm 
center of the string section. But Mr. Thomas's sear- 
ing glare had a different 'effect' on Jimmy than it did 
on me. To wit: Jimmy seemed utterly untazed by 
our giant, gauyabera'd maistro. I, on the other hand, 
sitting in the first oboe chair, just under the conduc- 
tor's platform, absorbing Mr. Thomas s teaching, felt 
like moving to Alaska. 

And finally, our indefatigable, bi-continental 
classmate Chandri Navarro, as you ma) 1 recall from 
earlier notes, has overcome some early medical set- 
backs and has risen in the professional and personal 
ranks to become, basically, superwoman. 

"Heres the nutshell version of the World Accord- 
ing to Chandri," she writes. "My DC-based law firm 
(Hogan & Hartson) merged with a large UK-based 
law firm (Lovells) to form Hogan Lovells LLP. I am 
a partner in the DC office and continue to focus my 
practice on international trade law and government 
affairs, travelling mostly to Latin America for both 
business and to visit family. Being full-time partner 
and single mother of three girls — twins age 1 1 plus a 
1 3-year-old — keeps me busy, crazy bus) 1 , and happy." 

Chandri is filling out applications to Andover 
for her now eighth-grader: "Frightening. Biting my 
lip, swallowing hard, and seeing it I can deal with 
sending her off . . . Besides all that, 1 do yoga, escape 
a couple of times a year to Lenox, Mass., to a yoga 
retreat, and had a week ol surfing lessons with m\ 
kids in Costa Rica w hile staying at my moms eco- 
lodge on the Caribbean coast ot Costa Rica. Ihen, 
drank much rum and went scuba diving ot) the coast 
ot Panama w ith my CraZ) Panamanian cousins." 

And here I was thinking I was pretty cool tor 
being able to keep track ot m\ car keys. Speaking ol 
keeping track: it will be easier to keep track ot you it 
you keep track ol me. L mail, blog, write, tw itter. I'll 
be waiting lor your notes. 


Susannah W. Hill 
32 Willow Road 
Menlo Park CA 94025 

Blaise P. Zerega 

575 1 1th Ave. 

San Francisco CA 941 1 8 


The return ot cool weather brings memories ofbeing 
at Andover, and plenty ot classmates took a moment 
to send updates, so let's get to it. 

Hillary Blake Mandell created the Lyme Disease 
Task Force and Support Croup in her hometown of 
Weston, Conn., to increase awareness and under- 
standing of the disease from which she and one ot 
her tour children suffer. She reports that catching the 
disease early makes a large difference and asks any- 
one with Lyme disease who would like someone to 
talk to can contact her at, 
Like us, Hillary marvels that at this advancing age 
she can still remember her own name. 

Liz Schenck Phillips sent a note admitting that 
after eight years she can say she lives in Memphis, 
Tenn. She describes wonderful friends and an active 
cultural life in the city, where her husband Josh 
teaches Renaissance lit at the U ot Memphis. Some 
adjustments take time: "Despite extended exposure 
to Southernisms, I haven't started saying y all and 
have no plans to. However, I do like the economy 
ot the phrase might could. Visit Liz's blog at 
gow" to learn more about Liz's South- 
em lite with sons Gus, 7, and Solly; 2. 

I'n the way, all ot you should take note of how 
1 \i went the extra mile to marry a man w hose name 
honors our alma mater. Something to think about. 

Amy Spauldings company, Sleepy Hollow- 
Books, is publishing its first title in November, 
called Yuri's Brush with Magic. She reports that it is 
a novel lor middle schoolers about magic, sea tur- 
tles, and Japanese folk tales and can be purchased 
at Amy posted a terrific 
photo ol berselt on Facebook kissing and releasing a 
rehabbed sea turtle at the Duke Marine Lab in Beau- 
fort, NX in honor ol the book. 

Henry Dorn publishes a Facebook page tor 

Alumni Directory 

Find a classmate or update your 
contact info in PA's Alumni Directory,, and click on "Alumni Directory." 

medical information and the latest research in OB- 
GYN. It is a valuable reference and a fun read. He 
wishes everyone well and looks forward to our next 
reunion in 20 1 3, which he rightly points out sounds 
like a bad sci-fi movie. Perhaps more true than he 
even thought. 

Dara Donahue Hogan and husband Matt wel- 
comed their daughter Kealy in July, joining big 
brother Kevin. Dara returned to work in the devel- 
opment office ot Boston's Brigham and Women's 
Hospital (in which your faithful class secretary 
Susannah Hill was born. Good times.). 

The ghost of lower year misdeeds hit Jason 
Bernhard when his daughter Adele started out at 
Andover as a junior and moved into the same room 
Jason and Chris Thompson shared way so many 
years ago. "Years ot therapy to follow, I'm sure." 
Wisely, |ason did not specify which Bernhard he 
meant. He and his family enjoyed a summertime 
visit with Angela Lorenz and her daughter Emilia, 
who also started as a junior in Nathan Hale this 
fall. Gulp 

Blaise Zerega writes that boarding school for 
his children is a looooooong way off. "At 3 and 5 
\ ears old, we're just thrilled that they are in the same 
school — one drop off now." Blaise recendy rode in 
Levi Leipheimer's GranFondo, a 103-mile bicycle 
route through Sonoma County, with his chil- 
dren (future cyclists both) cheering him on. Does 
Andover have a cycling team? 

George Smith got in the alumni spirit and got 
married in Cochran Chapel in October 200'-). He 
and his bride, Beth, moved to Bethesda, Md., w here 
Beth will work as a pediatrician. George reports he 
is still at FSPN and loves being back on the East 
Coast, where he gets to New York City just about 
every two weeks. 

Liza Kaufman Hogan wrote in to say, After 
five great years in Chicago, our tamily has moved 
to Bethesda, Md. We'd love to connect with alumni 
in the DC area. Sounds like George and Li/a arc 
new neighbors. 

Ted Muftic wrote to say he left Credit Suisse 
after 16 years in investment banking in New York 
and London. Now he is chief investment officer at 
Invenio Capital, managing investments focused on 
distressed real estate. Ted splits his time between 
Greenwich, Conn., and Naples, Fla., and reports, 
"I have a son, Max, who is 9 years old, and I am a 
bachelor again." We wish Fed the best ot luck 
w ith everything. 

Greg Simon updated us on Ins life bringing solar 
energy and electric cars lo Peru. He reports they 
are going on nine years with no gas or electric bill 
and driving solar powered zero-emission batter)' 
powered RAV4 FVs. " is our Mira- 
flores penthouse we rent when not there. It sounds 
very interesting to check out! One other tidbit from 
Greg: Jeffrey Rossman is attending Stanford I aw 

Duke I'han reported that he, Donald Kim, and 
Ravin Jain expeel io visit San Francisco to attend 
the wedding of John Byrnes. Best wishes, John! 

Quincey Tompkins Imholf reports, "ll is with 

98 Andover | Winter 2011 

Yichen Zhang 

A Year that Helped Mold a Life 

f~\ When Yichen Zhang turned in a top score on a 

^£ / National University Entrance Examination given 
V_/ to hundreds of thousands of high school students 

in his home province, it guaranteed him a place 
at any top university in China. Naturally it made his mother, 
Li-Yun, proud, but she had other ideas for her son. Her dream 
was for him study in the United States, believing it would be 
a life-changing opportunity Her decision, he says, did change 
his life. 

It was 1981, the second year of the 
Andover-Harbin Institute of Technol- 
ogy (HIT) Exchange Program — Yichen's 
ticket to PA. "At the time," he says, "I 
had no idea what or where Andover 
was" or an inkling of what his future 
might hold. So down the rabbit hole he 
fell, landing on the campus of Phillips 
Academy — on his feet. School already 
had been in session several weeks, but 
he plunged in, not missing a beat. 

Yichen was assigned to Abbot Cluster, 
where Carroll and Elaine Bailey were 
deans, and settled into Hall House. 
Carroll Bailey met him in Commons the 
next morning. "I knew exactly who the 
new student from Harbin was, because 
he stood out like a giraffe at a garden 
party, dressed in his Mao suit," says 
Bailey, now retired and living in Andover. 
"He spoke English," he remembers, 
"but I couldn't understand him. He 

then pulled a napkin out of the napkin holder and wrote in per- 
fect English." Yichen immediately immersed himself in spoken 
English, and, Bailey says, "within two weeks I could communi- 
cate with him without any difficulty." Yichen, who considers the 
Baileys "second parents," so appreciated their nurturing touch 
that when a scholarship was established recently in the Baileys' 
name, Yichen was the lead donor. 

A newcomer to Western ways, Yichen found that Americanizing 
his clothing and getting used to a fork and spoon were simpler 
challenges than getting used to the food. On a foray to down- 
town Andover, he says, "I got hot sauce and soy sauce so I could 
spice up the Commons' palate." 

There were other culture shocks to absorb. Nancy Sizer, his 
American History teacher, strode into the classroom one morn- 
ing and wrote "Plagiarism" in large letters on the blackboard, 
and, he says, "She glared at me." Plagiarism was a word Yichen 
was not familiar with, so Sizer explained that he had copied sev- 
eral paragraphs word-for-word out of his textbook for his home- 
work assignment. "But that's what you're supposed to do," he 
protested, bewildered. He was just following a time-honored 
Chinese pedagogical approach. By the end of the term, Sizer had 
nothing but praise for him: "Yichen reminds me of why I became 
a teacher." At graduation, he was inducted into the Cum Laude 

Society, Andover's highest academic honor. Since the day he left, 
Yichen says, he's always considered Andover "my hometown in 
the United States." 

Yichen and his three siblings were born in Harbin, a cultured 
and cosmopolitan city of some 10 million, in Heilongjiang, 
China's most Northeasterly province. His mother was chief of the 
office of the Harbin Folk Art Theatre, and his father, who died 
when Yichen was 13, was an opera 
singer. Considered part of the Chinese 
intelligentsia, the family suffered dur- 
ing the Cultural Revolution. His grand- 
father, who owned a furniture com- 
pany, committed suicide; his mother 
was imprisoned. When the Red Guard 
came to his home, his father hid his 
precious phonograph records between 
the strings of his piano and destroyed 
others. "As the oldest child in the fam- 
ily," Yichen says, "I had to grow up in 
a hurry." 

At MIT, he majored in computer sci- 
ence and engineering, writing his 
bachelor's degree thesis on a securi- 
ties mathematical model. It landed him 
jobs on Wall Street, where, beginning 
at Greenwich Capital Markets in 1987, 
his star steadily rose. He then moved 
to Bank of Tokyo Securities, where he 
was head of proprietary trading in the 
1990s, and then became managing 
director at Merrill Lynch, Asia-Pacific 
Region. Returning to China in 2000, he joined OTIC Pacific, the 
investment arm of the Chinese government, as executive direc- 
tor and president of the telecom unit. In 2002, he founded OTIC 
Capital Holdings, an investment management firm with offices 
in Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, and New York, managing more than 
$3 billion of capital from Chinese and international investors. 

OTIC Tower, perched on the shoreline of Hong Kong harbor 
alongside glittering companion skyscrapers — all symbols of 
China's fire-breathing economic dragon — is home to Yichen's 
company headquarters. A corporate nomad, he is constantly in 
the air. "My typical week includes three days of travel," the hard- 
working CEO says, "mostly in China." 

Yichen and his family — wife Barbara and three young daugh- 
ters — make their home on Hong Kong's idyllic Deep Water Bay, 
where they have a splendid view of the South China Sea. He 
once took up golf, but explains, "I gave it up because it took 
precious free time away from my family. Now I stay home." 

— Paula Trespas 

Yichen Zhang is cochair of Andover's new Asia Council, an orga- 
nization of alumni leaders in various geographic areas of Asia 
(see story page 40). 

deep sadness that we report the death of Greg 
Simon. Greg died on Oct. 29, 20 1 0, from complica- 
tions stemming from melanoma. He was 46 years old 
and lived with his wite, Heidi, and daughter Macqua- 
rie, age 11, in Mill Valley, Calif Greg's love of sports, 
lacrosse specifically, took him around the world 
serving as referee for a number of international 
leagues. Other passions included alternative energy 
and the Spanish language. His life was celebrated by 
friends, families, and colleagues on Nov. 20. Please see 
http: / / quinceyimhofi/Greg_Simon/ 

Be sure to look up Blaise and me, Susannah 
Hill, when you're in the Bay Area. Keep the updates 


Alexandra Gillespie 
52 Amelia St. 
Toronto ON M4E 1X1 

William P. Seeley 
Department of Philosophy 
73/75 Campus Ave. 
Bates College 
Lewiston ME 04240 

Adam Simha 
84 Rice St. 

Cambridge MA 021 40-1 819 


Dear classmates, let me, Adam Simha, be the first to 
apologize: these notes will be thin, but my best under 
the circumstances. 

Jonathan Hubbard reports doing the transconti- 
nental trek with kids to Maine and Vermont for the 
summer and seeing Mischa Frusztajer and meet- 
ing his new baby boy, Keve, while passing through 
Connecticut. That's number two for Mischa and 
wite Edina. Susan O'Brien Lyons and family were in 
South Africa for the World Cup in July, then home, 
then at the beach. She is inns no doubt ensconced in 
her master's program classes. 

Richard Lombard packed up and moved to 
Doha, Qatar, and is working at V irginia I ommon- 
wealth University in Qatar in Education City there. 
Rich gets the award for farthest move east, I believe. 
Please correct me, anyone, if I 've neglected a f arther- 
east mover. Pauline Lim, in addition to continuing to 
create rnind-bendingl) wonderful art and music, trav- 
eled to Morocco with the City of Somerville (Mass.) 
Sister Cities delegation. She reports making her best 
effort to live life's little pleasures to their fullest. Sarah 
Jane (irossbard enjoyed New York's summer heal 
wave as her children, Lily and Lucy, were splashing it 
up with gusto at camp in the Adirondack^. 

My two lovel) costarsin this endeavor, Alexandra 
Gillespie and Bill Seeley, spent their respective 
summers in Maine. Alexandra reports a very hot 

and sunny Islesboro, and Bill a likewise Lewiston. 
Bill recently had a visit during office hours from 
Professor Hank Classman '82, who was on campus 
at Bates to drop his son off for the start of his fresh- 
man year. Hank is a chair of East Asian studies at 
Haverford College (and is looking pretty groovy on 
his Web page). Bill also heard from Julie Ongaro 
Luxembourg, who is currently on a whirlwind 
world wine tour. Bill discovered that his neighbor 
in Lewiston, Ben Moodie, is Class of '89, adding, 
"Ben's wife, Caroline Shaw, is new here [at Bates] in 
history. Ben is finishing a PhD program in sociology 
at Berkeley. I myself was lucky enough this summer 
to see a few days of vacation as well as crossing paths 
with Bill Murphy '83, Pat McCormick '83, and Pete 
Pedulla '82." 

Alix Olavarria has promised me one sentence, 
but as yet I have been unable to track it down. Hope 
to hear from you soon, Alix! 

John Chaisson and family are on the move to a 
beautiful new castle in Pennsylvania. Kacy Cuddy, 
currently living in Oregon with her husband and 
two children, has once again eluded my probe for 
news, but sounded great in her outgoing voicemail 
message. Rachel Mercy-Simpson reports a contin- 
ued interest in re-enactment, and as of this summer 
has moved on to the Civil War (still undecided on 
which side). John Henry Fullen has been putting 
long-term-care group insurance plans in place tor 
worksites, and is volunteering on a grant from Sister 
Cities International to open a new maternity ward at 
a clinic in Tanga, Tanzania. He is hoping to find addi- 
tional resources and equipment to make the dream 
a reality. Brooke Williams was trying to figure out 
how best to make a "scary blue pumpkin costume 
for her 2.5-year-old daughter. Jim Reisches daugh- 
ter should be just starting eighth grade about now, 
according to the very sweet holiday update he sent. 

Nick Bienstock had a terrific Andover August 
bachelors dinner at Spark s Steak house in New York 
that included Joel Post, John Moon ( Hee Jung 
Moon's husband, adopted into the group despite 
his questionable Taft roots), Richard Murplu '83, 
Stefan Kaluzny, Richard Eiscrt, Chris Suan, 
Art Muldoon, and David Older '87. Great fun was 
had by all' 

Paul Murphy still continues to be amazed and 
challenged by Andover students every day. He 
claims he can still remember a moment feeling 
"old" this year when he realized that PA's current 
teaching fellows were born on or after the year he 
began working at the Academy. Six weeks ago Beth 
Flynn became the proud mother of twin girls, 
Flynn and Rowan Sexton. I hey are healthy and 
thriving, and Beth Is relearning how to survive on 
a few hours of sleep. 

David Duckenfield was glad to escape Miami's 
hurricane season unscathed. He connects with Paul 
Muck w hen Paul is not on some important law case 
or shuttling around his three daughters. David spent 
the last few months doing public outreach for the 
National Museum of the American Latino Com- 
mission, which took him to NYC in [line, where he 
met up with Laurie Nash. Sam Kims oldest, Jack 

son, will be applying to PA to be a lower next year. 
Douglas van Duyne beat summer heat during the 
Camp Pendleton Mud Run with Andover class- 
mates Dave Corkins and Jeff Woodhead, where 
they crawled through marine sludge, forded a lake, 
and climbed a mud river mountain over the 5K spe- 
cial forces course. Douglas said they all later "recov- 
ered at a BBQat Dave's house, along with family 
members including my wife, Cintia, and boys Max 
and Zane." 

Finally, Janine DiTullio is alive, well, and funnier 
than ever in NYC. — Adam 


Chris McCarthy 

80 Nassau St., Apt. 404 

New York NY 10038 

Editor's note: Chris McCarthy has generously 
offered to serve as your Class of '85 class secretary. 
Please send him lots of information to share with 

June 10-12, 201 1 

Christine Balling 
Cra. 3 9-52 
Bogota, Colombia 
603-479-6829 (Cell) 

Kathleen Campbell DiPaolo 
25 1 6 Vista Drive 
Newport Beach CA 92663 
949-689-3314 (Cell) 
949-209-2043 (Fax) 

Caroline Langston Jarboe 
3 1 24 63rd Ave. 
Cheverly MD 20785 
202-481-1252 (Work) 

Class of 86, hello. In the coming months you'll 
receive e-mails encouraging you to come to our 
25th (gulp) Reunion. John Clatin is chairing, with 
Jenny Rider, Dave Fckman, Dave Sullivan, and 
yours truly, Christy Balling. 

I'm happy to say that, as ot this writing, I already 
received a number of responses from people who 
plan to come and 'or helped out with missing class 
mate info including: Trilby Sheeser, Pat Mancuso, 
Ken Unchino, Ad Hardin, Chuck Bean, Christine 
I [arrington, Mike Morris, Matthew Bellows, 
Hannah Nordhaus, Jim ( ho, Steve Cantor, 
Kevin Provencher, Stephen Urn, Lee Westerfield, 

100 Andover I Winter 201 1 

Dave Simons, Rebecca French, Jon Kukk. Katy 
Tychsen, Fritz Brown, Brian Vaughan, Alex Pozzy, 
Lisa Chiofli, and Tracy Finklestein. 

We've got five '86ers on the Alumni Council now: 
Lisa Chioffi (who was recentl)' elected vice presi- 
dent), Elenor Tydings Gollob, Debby Burdett 
Murphy (council secretary and director of alumni 
affairs), Lee Westerfield, and myself. And, speak- 
ing of volunteering for the Academy, please send 
me an e-mail if you're interested in becoming a 
class secretary. 

It you're a Facebook member, check out our class 
page. (And please keep posting those great pictures 
of days gone by!) 

Hope to see everyone in June! — Christy 


David Kopans 
2 Princeton Road 
Arlington MA 02474-8238 
78 1 -646-45 1 5 
617-947-2454 (Cell) 

Dayne Miller 
820 NW 56th St. 
Seattle WA 98 107-2629 

I had a really bad idea. Now, in my defense this was 
not as bad an idea as ordering only pinot tor a party 
and forgetting about the existence of any other type 
of wine. Or for that matter challenging someone 
named Moo-Moo to a drinking contest. Neither did 
1 do. But my grand idea was bad nonetheless. 

"Send me some news Twitter-style." After getting 
inundated last winter with lots of long submissions 
for the class notes, I thought that requesting short 
1 40-character updates would be an easy way to get 
fun news and escape the painful editing process. Two 
birds, one stone. Perfect, I thought. Boy, was I wrong. 

It seems that as a class we are either a stampede of 
blabbermouths or an invisible army of mimes. But 
one must reap w hat one sows. And, as the case may 
be, one must also troll the Internet looking tor news 
to make up tor a lack of direct into, so here goes. 
Some were submitted directly, and some created 
from Google searches. All "tweets" are real, with a 
bit of editorial flair to make things interesting. 

Jason Fry: "Currently reinventing the newsroom 
in a land far, tar away [i.e., Brooklyn]." 

Erik Ramberg: "My wife, Anne, and I had a boy 
in June. His name is Henri Aleks: he's a ton o' fun, 
and he loves to babble along with us (and anyone 
else) while we're talking!" 

Carter Hood: "Standing in line at the post office 
to mail I RS- 1 040 forms for clients. Don't believe the 
IRS when they say the form is EZ." 

Elizabeth Schulte Roth: "Just left an open house 
tor new preschool. Psyched to not be the oldest par- 
ents tor once. Love the Episcopalians." 

Anne Roemer Johnson: Married, harried, 
happy. Teaching yoga, reading astrology, creating 

Bob Bernstein: "I just changed my shoes and I 
am wearing a green tie today." 

Gretchen Ostherr: "I am no longer work- 
ing tor Outward Bound. Checking this e-mail 

Jopi Schluep 88: "The best thing about living in 
Paris is the cheese, baked goods, my two kids, my 
lovely wife, Far, my new house, and the large body 
of water between here and Lexington, Ky. Makes 
me feel safer. Like [France's] force dc frappe. but less 

Derek Chang: "Running between teaching 
classes at Cornell. Just enough time to say hi to 
my partner, Lauren, our kids Max and Isabel and 
feed our dog, cat, two goldfish, guinea pig, crayfish, 
and gecko." 

Charles Flather: "Reinventing the spork. [See 
U.S.] Patent 7628432." 

Jay Ulfelder: "Running, biking, feeling politi- 
cally unstable. Still waiting tor Rich Kotite to 
pay me back the S5 he borrowed to buy pizza 
lower year." 

Tricia Paik: "Doctoral dissertation accepted, 
working as curator at Saint Louis Art Museum, help- 
ing Wings in the City (" 

Tanvir Choudhri: "See http: 
profiles tanvir-choudhri. 

In non-Tweet-like news, I recently ran into, hung 
out with, or heard trom a solid number of other 
folks. All had interesting stories to relav. 

Barry Crume 88 isgettinggeared up tor the wed- 
ding of his sister Minn 95. Congrats, Mimi! When 
I saw him last, Barry gave me the rundown on his 
Bluegrass Bracing business in Lexington, Ky. 

I had the awe-inspiring experience ot watching 
Tony Gellert dress-rehearse the one-man show he 
is getting ready to launch off-off-broadway When 
it opens, make sure you go see it even if it ends up 
showing in the back room ot the The Oxford. Tony 's 
thoughtful, provocative, and incredibly tunny ver- 
sion ot the original Name Tliat Tune show that ran 
1953-1959 on NBC-TV is set in a more contem- 
porary time period ( pre- 1 992 ) that understandably 
fits better with our classes's musical tastes. When 
Tony combines the NTT format with his own spe- 
cial David Letterman-esque "Top Ten List," it is a 
sight to behold. Who knew one man could remem- 
ber that much in such detail! 

Speaking of music. Laura Glenn Sorkin writes 
that, in addition to the kids and sugaring season 
being good, she wants to pass along a musical tip: 
"First, let me say that I have definitely evolved musi- 
cally and am not stuck in the 80s. In tact, I find 
most 80s channels are pretty awtul. Having said 
that, I discovered the "classic alternative" channel 
on Sirius xm radio. They play the '80s stuff 1 actu- 
ally listened to. Now the kids and I rock out to Yaz, 
Depeche Mode, etc., while waiting tor the bus. Five 
minutes on that channel can take me right back to 
C lenient House. Kinda scary, but mostly good. 

What is not scary is fishing with Paul Marston. It 

is, however, not very exciting, unless you like to take 
pictures. Pictures, I might add. ot Paul with the fish 
you would have caught had you been sitting in the 
front of the boat. No, I am not bitter. 

Newt Davis '86 is not a bitter man. No, Newt is 
one happy fella, as are the rest ot the guys I hung out 
with on the Blacktoot River in Montana (Hiroshi 
Okamoto, Steve Hopkins, Stanley Tarr, Travis 
Metz, Barry Crume, Paul Marston, Jopi Schluep, 
and Tony Gellert). It turns out that one of our fish- 
ing guides grew up with Rachel Laro Waimon. 
Thanks to that coincidence, I tracked down Rachel 
via her sister Marlene '89. Rachel reports that she is 
living just outside ot Chicago with her husband and 
kids, Sophie, 9, and Asher, 5, and is currently taking 
a break from international tax law to enjoy a second 
childhood. Lucky Rachel also recently supped with 
Randall Kempner. 

As tor me, Dave Kopans, all is good here as soon as 
I find the correct shoe to open my next bottle ot pinot. 
See http: Open Wine WithShoe. Try 
it out, and for the next set ot class notes, let me 
know how it works and with which classmate you 
shared the bottle. 


Peter Reese 

1 834 Fairmount Ave. 

Philadelphia PA 19130 

Roddy Scheer 
6515 17th Ave., N. 
Seattle WA 981 15-6842 

Terri Stroud 

800 4th St. SW, Unit N418 
Washington DC 20024 

Cosecretary's log, Gunga-date: Oct. 15, 2010. My 
location: Washington, DC, where I find myself 
scrambling to submit notes in time tor the Winter 
201 1 Andover magazine, so that my fellow NonSib- 
ians from Sector 88 may be informed as to each oth- 
er's stellar activities. (A sojourn in the sick bay due to 
painful dental issues provides no excuse tor failure to 
deliver the goods. The NonSibians are an unforgiv- 
ing lot. They want their notes. They want them now. 
Luckily, I have received many postcards from the 
front, and am able to execute the communique.) 

Paula Rand Hornbostel had tun visiting and 
Staying with Barbara Biddle McEvilley recently 
in LA, where they dined at a reportedlv awesome 
vegan spot in Venice. Paula's family also took a great 
little trip to Paris, w here they saw the Mona Lisa in 
the Louvre, and Lachaises Standing Woman in the 
Tuileries. While there. Paulas kids were thrilled to 
encounter a set ot trampolines upon which to shake 
out their museum legs. 

Andover | Winter 2011 101 

Armed and ready 

Peter Welch '88 and Lisa Lopardo Welch '88, standing, and Doug D'Agata '88 and his 
wife, Victoria Kunzer D'Agata, took a trip to the Orvis Wingshooting School, where they 
learned to use shotguns. 

Along with two others this year, Tyrone 
Formal) is the proud recipient of the coveted 
Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellowship. There have been 
miK $9 fellows since the inception of the program 
in 2004. Writes Tyrone, "I am truly excited about 
the opportunity the fellowship affords me to con- 
tinue pursuing my research on the short- and long 
term benefits of attending racially and ethnically 
diverse high schools in the U.S. What makes this 
fellowship especiall) poignant tor me is that it was 
named alter the father of Alphonse Fletcher |r. and 
Todd Fletcher 8~ Alphonse Fletcher Jr. endowed 
this award in honor ot his dad on the 50th anni- 
versary ot the landmark Supreme Court decision 
Brown v. Board ol I ducation. [he award is given 
to a small number ot faculty each year who are 
nationally recognized leaders in their respective 
fields and whose work advances the goals of the 
Brown decision. It comes with a research stipend 
ot $50,000 to advance research on race relations." 
Way to go, T-bone! 

Allison Picott got married in April to Michael 

Goldstein in Boston. The happily married couple 
resides in Concord, Mass., with Michael's three Jul 
dren, ages II, 13, and 15. (That's right — Allison is a 
proud stepmom!) 

Also married in April was Bertie Teasley, to 
deorge's Sulmers My former tellow |.Y basketball 
manager, Erin Sullivan, was in attendance with her 
husband. C ongrats, Allison and Bettie! 

Jill McElderry-Maxwell, alpaca farmer extraor- 
dinaire, is secretary ot the Maine Alpaca Associa- 
tion, and has been asked to potentially serve on the 
national Alpaca Registry education committee fills 
son |ust started junior high, and went to the |ohns 
Hopkins Center for Talented Youth this summer, 
l ike a good NonSibian, Jill has already taken him to 
Andover so he could see where he could be headed 
if he keeps up the good work! 

Doug D'Agata and Ins beautiful wife, Victoria, 
are expecting their equally beautiful first baby, w ho 
is due to enter the world sometime in late February 
201 1 (and Andover sometime in fall 2025). When 
not grow ing the population, Doug can be found on 

Facebook engaging in intense political and socioeco- 
nomic debates with those "Lions of the Left" Dave 
Richeson and the aforementioned Jose Diaz. 

Steve Schlemmer and Tanya Rulon-Miller '89 
had their second child, Lucy, in January 20 1 shortly 
after moving into a not fully renovated new flat in 
north London. They see Joe Proctor and Peter 
Ryang '9\ frequently. Steve and Joe celebrated their 
40th birthdays in the south of France this [une, along 
with fellow old guys Roddy Scheer, Mark McGrath, 
and Anthony Gellert '87. Steve and Tanya's son, 
Jackson, |ust started big-boy school, so they will be 
around London, and want all ot you NonSibians to 
look them up it you pass thru town. 

Barry Crume continues to host the annual Draper 
fly-fishing trip on the Blacktoot River in western 
Montana every October. This year's participants were 
Dave Kopans, Travis Metz, Hiroshi Okamoto, Paul 
Marston, Stephen Allen Hopkins, Stanley Tarr, Tony 
Gellert, all ot '8 _ , Newt Davis '86, and Jopi Schluep, 
who joined all the way from Paris, France! Barry says, 
"The group keeps getting bigger, stories keep getting 
longer, and the fish seem to stay the same! All are 
invited! No experience necessary!" 

Erika "Tyke" Higdon O'Brien and husband 
|amie O Brien 87 have moved (begrudgingly tor 
them, but happily tor their three children) out ot 
NYC to Milton, Mass. It any ot you are in that area, 
get in touch with Tyke and Jamie, staf! 

Miranda Staveley Sparks and her husband, Tim, 
live in a house ruled by their three girls, Toby, 16 
(driving and looking at colleges), Chloe, 14 (playing 
select soccer five days a week), and Isabella, 1 1 (an 
amazing cheerleader soon-to-be lacrosse player). 
When Miranda is not chauffeuring her ladies 
around, she is photographing newborn babies, kids, 
athletic events, families, and other subjects. 

Elizabeth "Liz Doyle Carey is living in NYC 
with her husband and three sons, and working in 
children's book publishing. I iz sees lots ol Andover 
people from man) different years all over the place 
in NYC, and she is astounded every time she opens 
this magazine and learns ot yet another person she 
admires who turns out to have gone to PA. 

Finally, Rob Patrick, (master and) commander 
ot Patrol Squadron TEN Red Lancers as of last April, 
spent the month ot [une in fapan doing a naval exer- 
cise and preparing his squadron tor deployment next 
spring. He is doing some exciting Non Sibi Day proj- 
ects as well, including starting Operation Little Feet, 
a program that coordinates the donations ot baby 
clothes to military families in the LIS. that are expect- 
ing or have had babies. Rob will also be running the 
Marine Corps Marathon in October with his wile 
and a do/en Red Lancers in an effort to raise money 
lor Fisher I louse, an organization that builds houses 
at military hospitals so that military families have a 
place to stay while their family members undergo 
rehabilitation. Awesome! 

I his is iosecretar> Terri Stroud, signing oil. Over 
and out! 

102 Andover | Winter 201 1 


Emily Muldoon Kathan 
1 8 Laurel Terrace 
Somerville MA 02143 

Christian Parker 

1 1 Berkeley Place, Apt. 3 

Brooklyn NY 11217 

Gina Hoods 

7477 Commons Blvd., Apt. 326 
Chattanooga TN 37421 

Congratulations to Emily Webb, who got mar- 
ried late this summer to Mark Doskow. Christian 
Parker learned ot her nuptials when a small group or 
New York 89ers, including Orin Herskowitz, Jon 
Luongo, Shellee Hendricks, and Andrew Case '90, 
got together tor a big Mexican dinner in Brooklyn 
this summer. 

I joined Kristin Humphries Bouchard and 
her husband, Ross, Jenn Carr-Smith and Brian 
Carr-Smith, Liz DeLucia '85, and Bobby Edwards 
at Allison Picott '88's April wedding to Michael 
Goldstein. We all had a blast at this great celebration, 
which featured vocalist Oletta Adams serenading 
the happy couple. 

Laura Hsieh shared that she has just started a new 
job at a Chicago-based architectural glass company. 
The company has such clients as law firms, NFL, 
MLB, and MLS stadiums, universities, and libraries. 
She delights in watching her two sons, 9 and 5 years, 
tear it up on the soccer field. Both high scorers on 
their team, I'm thinking Andover should send out 
the scouts early. 

Gina Hoods, Christian, and I, Emily Kathan. are 
suffering from a collective dearth of news, so I am 
commencing with the first installment of a new sub- 
notes section, Observations from a Facebook Lurker. 
So, here goes: 

I've been enjoying Heather Pottles install 
ments from Fenway all season — a chronicle from 
a Red Sox faithful with amazing photographs and 
anecdotes of encounters with MLB stars. If you're 
not already, become her "friend" and check it out. 
I can't begin to keep up with Sanjiv DeSai's book 
recommendations, literary references, and run- 
ning routes, but how about those tales of Nils 
Gilman s brilliant offspring? I bet you clicked on 
one ot Miguel Alvarez's links recently — may even 
have "liked it? I think I saw that Emmeline Kim 
Owyang did. Jay Jamison has been to Tokyo quite 
a bit this year, or at least has planned a tew trips 
with Tnpit, and I see that Nick Lehman s status is 
often "at I'lumTV." 

Hope all you '89ers are well. — Emily 


Regina A. DeMeo 

4550 Montgomery Ave., S-760-N 

Bethesda, MD 20814 


Thomas W. Seeley 
1572 Heifer Road 
Skaneateles NY 13152 
315-685-231 1 
315-685-3416 (Work) 

So sorry to have missed our 20th Reunion last sum- 
mer. Family and business life (but mostly family life) 
in Central New York prevented me trom making the 
trek, which I, Tom Seeley, deeply regret. 

I was, however, happy to have received an hourly 
play-by-play from Ricky Shin and Carl Smit, 
although the clarity ot the messages decreased as 
the hours ticked by. Must have had something to do 
with the water! 

When not winning international sailing compe- 
titions, Carl bides his time at Apple (I still haven't 
received my discount) while enjoying family lite in 
northern California. Carl and family recently spent 
a year in China managing all aspects of retail mer- 
chandising tor Apples first store there. 

Speaking of Andover Cottage, we have experi- 
enced a bit ot a baby explosion! Eric Older and his 
wife, Caroline, welcomed a son, Andrew, to the family 
earlier this year. Eric continues to pick what grocery 
store shoppers eat in the upper Midwest w hile man 
aging in-store grocery brands for Damon Foods. 

Fellow AC alum Mark Megalli and his wife, [en, 
welcomed a new bundle ot joy. With the addition ot 
baby Naomi, |en and Mark now are the proud par- 
ents ot two beautiful daughters! 

I also caught up by telephone with Max Caulkins, 
who reported having a great time catching up with 
friends at reunion and told me, in his always serious 
tone of voice, that we all look exactly the way we did 
20 years ago, it not better 1 

It was great to hear trom Chris Brookfield, who, 
like me, allowed lite to interfere with a trip back to 
PA tor Reunion. Chris lived in India for a year and 
is now settled in Bellingham, Wash., the last little 
town on Puget Sound before the LLS.-Canada bor- 
der. Chris got married in 2008 to Michele koppes, 
a tellow Williams University alum and professor of 
geography at the University of British Columbia 
in Vancouver. Chris recently founded, with several 
partners, Elevar Equity, a venture capital firm orga- 
nized to provide socially responsible investments in 
microfinance and other entrepreneurs focused on 
providing essential services to the poor. He reports 
the new venture is going well and requires that he 
travel extensively! 

While I didn't hear trom him directly, I see from 
Facebook that Jett Yasuda and his wife ha\e wel 
comed twins Sophie and Zach in October, joining 
big brother Cole in the family and, according to Jeff, 

dropping him two spots on the family totem pole! 

Another Facebook friend, Annie Reese, reports 
having a great time at Reunion reconnecting with 
Helen Dorra. Kristin Hansen, Olivia Morgan, 
many other classmates, and also her sister Anne- 
Marie Anagnostopoulos '95. Following Reunion. 
Annie also caught up in New York City with Deb 
Blanchard and family, which Annie reports was a 
big highlight ot her year! Annie is living in Seattle 
with her husband and two children, Liam and 
Cora, who keep them "delightfully busy." Annie is a 
pediatrician in a small practice just north ot Seattle. 
Her husband studies the acoustics ot the local killer 
whales and teaches science at the Friday Harbor Lab- 
oratories on San Juan Island. Annie lives a tew blocks 
trom Roddy Scheer 88 and is looking to connect 
with Mike Megalli '89, who just moved to Seattle 
with his family- 
It you want to know what Stephanie Gosk is up 
to, you can follow her on Twitter, trom which she 
provides regular updates on her professional esca- 
pades covering the world tor NBC News. I enjoyed 
her coverage ot the flooding in Pakistan last sum- 
mer and Susan Boyle's performance tor the Pope, 
among others. 

Speaking ot Twitter, my now-famous coclass sec- 
retary has also entered the Twitter generation. You 
can follow Regina DeMeo and her fiber-family law- 
yer status on Twitter! 

While you are on Twitter, don't torget to check 
out the ever-nimble John Berman, w ho has inter- 
viewed Gene Simmons, been kissed by a rat, and 
had a preppy makeover, but has not been deemed 
too sexy tor Sesame Street, much to his dismay. John 
reports catching up with Jonathan Phillips on 
Cape Cod last tall, lonathan is living in Los Angeles, 
where he continues to work as an actor in various 

As for the Seeley family, as I mentioned earlier, 
small town life in Central New York has kept us 
quite busy this past year. We've tried to sneak some 
work in between keeping up with Tommy, 1 2, and 
[ackson, 8, and their many and varied activities! 
Sadly, that has not left much time to reach out to tel- 
low members ot the CJass ot 1 990. So, even it you 
haven't heard trom me or Regina recently, please, 
please be sure to keep us posted ot your status! 

% 1991 

June 10-12, 201 1 

Roxane Douvos 

1 020 Channing Ave. 

Palo Alto CA 94301 


Congratulations to Victor Mcjia, who married 
Julia Wang in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, in 
October. Toy in Ajosc served as his best man Meka 
Egwnekwe and Darryl Cohen 92 also attended 
Victor practices interventional cardiology at St 

Andover | Winter 2011 103 

Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn. His 
wife, Julia, attended Duke and now works as a sales 
representative in the cardiac rhythm management 
division of Medtronic. The couple met in the hos- 
pital between cases. Their engagement happened in 
the Berkshires last February during a skiing getaway 
weekend. Many happy wishes to the newlyweds! 

Shannon Canavin welcomed her first child in 
May, a girl named Leah [Catherine Goodrich. Shan- 
non is eager for Leah to meet Andover friends at 
next summers Reunion. She continues to run her 
Boston-based classical vocal ensemble Exsultemus 
and also works on applications for visas tor for- 
eign artists through her own business. Erin Eggert 
Brenner, her husband, [amey, and son Christopher 
welcomed baby Drew to their family in September. 
They live in Groton, Mass., where Erin thoroughly 
is enjoying the beautiful New England fall while on 
maternity leave from GE Healthcare. Kinn-Ming 
Chan de Velarde, husband Jose, and 3-year-old big 
brother Bo (in preschool and very medically stable) 
welcomed baby daughter Ahn Tsuen Velarde-Chan 
in June. Kinn-Ming also shares that Becca Dzamov 
and her husband, Alex Lomvardias, welcomed their 
daughter Ekatarina (Katya) in September and that 
Sarah Gallagher and Chris Smeenk are expecting 
their second child in November. Congratulations to 
all of these families! 

Olivier Gaide shares news of his move to 
Brookline, Mass., for a sabbatical year at Brigham and 
Women's Hospital, where he's working as a visiting 
scientist at the Harvard Skin Disease Research Cen- 
ter. He hopes to meet fellow alums in Boston. With 
his two kids, Antoine, 7, and Victoria, 5, who both 
attend Pierce School in Brookline, he visited Andover 
on Columbus Day to w alk through the Sanctuary and 
to picnic at Rabbit Pond. Olivier notes, "It was exactly 
as I remembered it. Of course, the new Gelb Sc ience 
Center and George Washington Hall are up and run 
ning now, but it did not change so much — except 
that the kids attending now look so much younger 
than they did then, it you catch my meaning. 

Also near campus, Karen Wachs completed a 
PhD degree in clinical psychology earlier in the year 
and ispostdoc'ingin the public health units at lewks 
bury Hospital, doing neuropsychological testing 
and beha\ ioral work with the chronically ill. From 
Andover, Amy Ferraro traveled to Peru in spring 
She had a wonderful time visiting with family who 
lives there and exploring the country. She II soon 
visit her brother ( hns Ferraro '9o in San Diego and 
invites alums in that area to contact Chris. Amy spent 
Non Sibi Day at Andover participating with Opera- 
tion Little Feet. 

Sasha Alcott is looking to get in touch with any 
other '91 (or similar vintage) alums who work in 
public education, as Sasha does. She seeks to Start 
a conversation with other graduates of private sec 
ondary schools who then chose to work in a public 
school, hoping to spur a larger project delving into 
the roles ol public and private education. II you have 
a similar history and career path, please reach out to Fred Medick hired 
Christine Lee 01 as his replacement upon finishing 

a federal appellate clerkship in San Antonio, Texas. 
Having moved to DC as a trial attorney, Fred 
received some helpful housing advice via e-mail 
from his lower-year roommate and DC native, 
Nathaniel Pendleton. 

Jason Haas and his beautiful family joined an 
alumni gathering my husband, Chris Douvos '90, 
and I hosted. While Jason and his wife, Meghan, 
poured some of their Tablas Creek wines, our kids 
played together, including Taylor Douvos and Eli 
Haas, both kindergartners and a month apart in age! 
Jason's neighbor in Rockwell, Max Hoover, shared 
news of the birth of his third child, Felix, born in July, 
joining Enrico, 6, and Valentina, 4. Max plans to send 
them all to Andover! Logan Sawyer is a big tan of 
Tablas Creek wine and gets a kick out ot telling peo- 
ple he knows the guy in charge. Logan's enjoying his 
new job as an assistant professor at the University ot 
Georgia law school. He's hung his Andover diploma 
above his )D degree, "just so everyone knows which 
is more important. Logan and wife Shelley love Ath- 
ens, Ga., "which is just about the perfect college town." 
They miss their DC friends, though, including Rich 
Arnholt and wife Katie, who have a baby boy, Henry. 
Taimur Hadi just visited Rich and family. Taimur 
continues to run his own business, TH Associates, 
out of the United Arab Emirates, but he spends a lot 
ot time in Brazil, too, and would love to connect with 
fellow alums there. Lastly, I received a lovely e-mail 
from Marko Rondiak, who liv es in LA with his wife, 
Michelle, and toddler Lukas. Marko sees [ason and 
Steve Matlofftrom time to time and encouraged us 
to come to SoCal tor some alum events. Our family 
will definitely be heading their way! It's been such tun 
to see our kids getting to know each other. We're all 
shocked that my daughter Grace is only three years 
away from applying to PA, something she's beyond 
excited to do. 

Meanwhile, many other alums attended our 
wood-tired pizza event, including Jennifer Mitchell- 
Jackson '90, Phelps Jackson '90, Zhiyi Vu 90, Chris 
Langone '92 and his wife (who live just blocks away 
from us!), Sara Bright 99 (a fellow West Virginian), 
and a tew dozen others, plus some representatives 
from Andover. Anyone heading our way should give 
us a shout; resident piz/aiolo Chris tosses a mean 
pie, and we'll always have Tablas Creek wine on 
hand for a perfect pairing. 

Andrew Frakenberger writes, after 14 years 
on Wall Street trading equity derivatives, "I left my 
job last year to travel and trade tor myself With my 
newfound freedom, I also decided to enter a tew live 
professional poker tournaments this year. I have had 
more success than I could have imagined, winning 
two tournaments, including one ot the biggest and 
most prestigious events in the world, the World 
Poker Tours Legends of Poker. With these wins 
and another final table at the WPT Festa a) Lago at 
Bellagio, I was the number one ranked player on the 
World Poker Tour." 

In closing, it bears mention that Hilary Ferner 
Gershman, Eric Stockman, Alex Techet, and 
Amy Ferraro have begun 20th Reunion planning. 
Start booking your tickets and making plans for 

June 10-12! You won't believe the new Paresky 
Commons, the "Den" (which we'll always call the 
Ryley Room) and the renovations to the Addison 
and to the Andover Inn — all gorgeous, all beckoning 
us "home" after 20 years. I hope to see you there! 


Daphne Matalene 

160 East 97th St., Apt. 4B 

New York NY 1 0029 


Amanda Adams 
248 E. 71st St., Apt. 5N 
New York NY 10021 

Nick Thompson 
77 8th Ave., Apt. 4 
Brooklyn NY 11215 

Yamini Levitzky reports that she has just had twins! 
Rachel and Nate were born in July, joining their 
older sister, Lily, who is almost 6 and who is known 
to hang out with Michelle Cho, who does conserva- 
tion work at the New England Aquarium and who 
apparently likes to pick up slimy animals and hand 
them to 6-year-olds. Yamini proclaims that she will 
be finishing a cardiac imaging fellowship at Brigham 
and Women's Hospital this year. 

Michelle might have more visitors soon, since 
our class is now procreating at a rapid rate. Nan V. 
Ihornton moved to Ridgewood, N.J., this spring, 
and welcomed a third son, Charles Collins Thorn- 
ton. She reports that Charlie joins big brothers Ned, 
4, and tieorge, 2, in making lots and lots of noise. 
Alison Wheeler Kennedy had another daughter, 
I auren Taylor Kenned) 1 , in September 2009. She 
joined big sister Peyton Ashleigh, who is 4 years old. 
Alison is working in private equity in NYC and, like 
Nan, living in jersey. 

Somewhat south, in the District of Columbia, 
(essica Glasser reports that she is pregnant with 
her first child, due in January. She moved into a 
new house to make room tor her impending arrival. 
(And, also, to make room for more award plaques: 
Jessica won a second Emmy award tor her cover- 
age of the Obama inauguration.) In preparation 
for the impending dissolution of her social life, she 
also recently took in Nationals games with Kathryn 
Henderson and Scott Hennessey She soon will be 
hanging out with Kate Kennedy, too. 

Andrew Frishman reports that Cemil Frdcm 
is •manufacturing his own fireworks and setting 
them off. He asks, "Does anyone else find it odd 
that he does this despite having children and being 

104 Andover | Winter 2011 

an ER doctor?" (I'll let others answer, but, to me, it 
sounds like a quite a logical pairing of vocations.) 
Andy reports that he, too, has a daughter, Jor- 
dan Elena Frishman, who has a real liking for the 
Davis, Calif, farmers' market. That's not a bad 
place to be, particularly since it will place you in 
proximity to a number of other classmates. 

For example, you might run into Chrissy 
Bergren Orr, who just ran a "personal best" mara- 
thon in 96-degree heat at the Wine Country Mara- 
thon. She was part of a team called "Speeders for 
Bleeders in honor of her son, who has hemophilia. 

Chrissy has been spending time with her old 
roommate Christina Greene Anzel. The two Cs 
hadn't seen each other in 1" years. (This reminds 
me that our PA graduation was officially at the halt- 
way point of our lives.) Chrissy also hangs out with 
Lauren Smith, who had a baby, Jameson Avery, at the 
end of August. Chrissy s also spotted Dan O'Keefe, 
who recently took a job in Palo Alto. Just south, they 
could have seen Chris Hawley, who is still rock- 
ing out and playing big gigs in LA. Apparently he 
jammed with old friends Jamie Wolkenbreit and 
Fred Terry at a recent show in Boulder, Colo. 

None of these Golden Staters, however, will be 
seeing much of Bryan Power. He just moved to NY 
after 12 years in San Francisco. He's been at Google 
tor the last five years, managing sales recruiting for 
North and South America. He spent August on 
vacation traveling around Scandinavia, which he 
highly recommends. 

If you can't make it across the Atlantic, another 
nice place to go is Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. At 
least that's where Dan O'Keefe, Adam Cail, Dan 
Haarmann, Eric Guthrie, and Chris Reed recently 
went tor a golf outing. 

Chicago is also lovely in the summer. If you go, 
you might catch Nite Kongtahworn, who just 
finished another degree in VFX animation, and 
Charles Rhee, who just finished med school. 

New York City, however, is sweltering in August. 
But there are plenty of us classmates here. Morgan 
von Prelle Pecelli defended her dissertation and is 
working at Performance Space 1 22 on First Avenue. 
She just finished curating the very cool Prelude Fes- 
tival. Doug Penick is here, working at Goldman 
Sachs. Josh Rosenblum, too, can be spotted at vari- 
ous bagel shops in Brooklyn Heights. He has recently 
gotten engaged. Dan Levine was spotted porting a 
child in a Baby Bjorn at a park on Eastern Parkway. 

Wrapping it up, Lilli Lewis reports that she is 
working on a new CD called Jlie Promised Land. 
It s a collection of new arrangements of spirituals. 
She reconnected with Manting Fu, Jen Renaud 
Campbell Bauer, and former roommate Amy Clark 
Feldman while raising the funds on 
Lilli reports that Manting has gotten married and is 
living in Brooklyn. Jen and her partner are living 
in Lowell, Mass., and just had a beautiful baby girl 
named Addison. Amy Clark Feldman's oldest just 
started kindergarten, so Amy started working again 
as a communications director ol a church next to 
the Andover Newton Theological School. She says 
it's cool to have come "full circle." — Nick 

Wed in Punta Cana 

In October, Victor Mejia '91 married Julia Wang in the Dominican Republic. 
Celebrating the happy occasion are, from left, Meka Egwuekwe '91, the groom and bride, 
Toyin Ajose '91, and Darryl Cohen '92. 


Moacir P. de Sa Pereira 

c/o Universite de Chicago a Paris 

6 rue Thomas Mann 

7501 3 Paris, France 

+ 1 774 473 9856 Google Voice 

Welcome to the first installment of class notes since 
this tali's Non Sibi Day. Emily kalkstein wrote in 
about her participation, which involved serving 
breakfast to the local community at the Preble Street 
Resource Center in Portland, Maine, along with 
her mother and sister. In the meantime, she adores 
the lifestyle afforded her by living on the coast of 
Maine: sailing season just ended in time for fall 
hiking before ski season. Sounds nice. In between 
all these outdoor sports, she's moved to overseeing 
digital marketing efforts tor L.L. Bean. She's look- 
ing forward to meeting up with Abbie Suberman 
Chen and Abbie's Blackberry gnawing daughter, 
Madeleine, soon. 

Mike Koehler sent me a message about Non Sibi 
Day, encouraging all of us to check out nonsibiday to see what kinds of projects need help 
and which continue year-round, beyond |ust Octo- 
ber's Non Sibi Day — like the Reach Out and Read 
program, with which Matt Ferraguto works. Mike 
himself spent Non Sibi Day leading a landscaping 
and cleanup project on Thompson Island in Boston 
Harbor, a project that was just one of 1 39 in 20 differ- 
ent countries. Ryan McGee sees Mike occasionally 
on the way into work on the train. In the meantime, 
Rvan is expanding his television writing to include 
recaps for both HitFix and AOL. 

Gabrielle Finley wrote in tor the first time ever, 
an event that continues to make me beam with 
excitement ( That's a hint to others who ha\ en't w rit- 
ten in ever.) She has |ust finished a masters degree 
at NVL' in social work, and she got married in May 
to Josh Abramson, an "Internet geek. The Jamaica 
wedding included Liza klaussmann and Victoria 
Sancho I obis Victoria is still in California, and 
Liza lives in London, writing a novel and also tor 
the Wii York Dmc> "DealBook" blog. Catherine 

Amiorcr | Winter 2011 105 

Brown Webb couldn't attend because she had just 
given birth to twins, Robert and Marguerite, Gabri- 
elle also saw Jay Barmann and Amy Squires at a Le 

Fooding event in Queens. lay is writing about food 
in San Francisco (or Grub Street, and Amy works 
tor V-Day, a nonprofit working to prevent violence 
against women. Gabrielle also keeps in touch with 
Micah Schraft, who is writing screenplays in LA. 
She also ran into James Verini, whose freelance 
writing I've been reading all over the Internet. 

Katy Sumberg also wrote in with a huge update. 
Dave Rosman and his wife, Samantha, had a son in 
May and quickly left tor a six-week trip around Aus- 
tralia and New Zealand with young Nathaniel rn tow, 
in "typical Rosman style.' Jess Rocha Stryhalaleck 
had her second child, Chloe, in August, who joins 
big sister Mia. Katherine Wrobel is continuing 
work in Portsmouth as a patent attorney at Pierce 
Atwood. Amanda Gonzalez Winn and her hus- 
band, Brian, had a son, Jackson "Jack" Henry, in Sep- 
tember. Finally, Randy Lane and bis wife, Yin Mei, 
are living in Cleveland and anticipating an autumn 
20 1 birth for their first child. 

From Philly, Peter Caperonis wrote to say that 
everything is still going well in the VOIP business. 
He is still playing in a few bands and recently visited 
Jeff Cannon and left s son, Jack. He keeps in touch 
with classmates through a fantasy football league fea- 
turing Ben Haddon, Rich Enos, Darren Hopkins, 
and Tim Stonecipher. Next, Sonja Czarnecki 
wrote from Topeka, Kan., where shes the head of 
the middle school at Topeka Collegiate while also 
teaching history part-tune. 

Jessie Clyde got back from helping to film a 
documentary on sexual health services for young 
women in Buenos Aires. Brian Kaczynski got mar 
ried to Olga Bando in August in Krakow, Poland. 
Eden Doniger is an adjunct professor at ( leorgia 
State University teaching constitutional law to 
undergrads and has become a partner with FSB 
Fisher Broyles, a law firm that she is proud to report 
provides a real alternative to the traditional law firm 
model. Donna Kaminski helped out with a medi- 
cal mission in Malawi. Hannah Sharpless Grail has 
been stepping up her freelance graphic design work, 
viewable at 

Cynthia Miller Freivogcl has moved to Bos- 
ton with her son, Fliot. She lives in (amaica Plain 
and recently saw Germaine Earie-Cruickshanks, 
who lives in the Fenway area of Boston. Also still in 
Boston, Amanda Moger w rote in to announce that 
shes had a second son, Rory. She continues working 
while raising her children. Adayna Con/ale/ also 
had a child, a baby daughter named Nila ( Ion/ale/ 
Commodore, in September. 

Finally, Mark Sabath wrote in to ask for tips on 
becoming a fan of the Rio de laneiro soccer team 
Fluminense. Alas, I support their crosstown rivals, 
Flamengo. And Aaron Flanagan sent a message 
hoping 1 had started living in an "acceptable vicin- 
ity of a taqueria." Unfortunately, that seems like still 
too much to ask of Paris, but I did find a place in the 
Fifth Arrondissement where I can get a huitlacoche 
quesadilla, w hich I consider a victory. 


Lon Haber 

1919 North Vermont Ave. 
Los Angeles CA 90027 

Alexis Curreri writes in from San Francisco. She 
doesn't see Andover friends as often as she likes but, 
at her wedding in May in the Virgin Islands, had 
the privilege of having her best friends by her side: 
Victoria Chen Tucker, Abby Davis Lord, and 
Brenna Haysom. 'Amazingly, when we get together 
we seem no older than we were when we lived 
together in the dorms," Alexis said. Vicki won the 
contest tor traveling the farthest — from Shanghai, 
with at least three stops. So as not to put her family 
through the same torture, she flew solo, allowing time 
to catch up with Brenna, who is living in NYC and 
working on an entrepreneurial endeavor, Blowfish, 
and Abby, who is living in Boston with her husband, 
Ted, and daughter Rosie. I also caught up with Isabel 
Arrillaga-Romany and Ben Rymzo 94 at a wedding 
on the Cape and more recently Nader Akhnoukh 
and his wife, Allison, at their home in Oakland, Calif. 
Between them all, I got some great insight into what 
others from our class were up to, which was fun. 

Candice Koo bad a 33rd birthday "costume'' 
party in Venezia, Italia, with the theme "Night of 
Power and will be sending photos tor our personal 

Bob Masys is looking forward to graduating in 
December with masters degrees in civil engineering 
and city planning at I'C Berkeley. While in school, 
he's also been working on a new subway project for 
the San Francisco Muni Metro system. His exact 
postgraduation plans have yet to be determined. 
I led have written more, but he had a ton of home- 
work to do. 

Chris Barraza has been wrapped up in a nine 
month trial (with no end in sight — no joke) but 
the good news is that he had a tew weeks oil and 
was able to enjoy a wonderful vacation in Portugal, 
from w hich he w rote us. He will be going to India in 
December. "Things are good, except tor the gelling 
older thing,"' he said. 

Chris VV'ilks has returned to school, this time at 
Ohio State University. She has begun the doctoral 
program in public health policy and management. 

Bill Pena |ust had twins' Sara Delbys Pena and 
I inda Zenaida Pena were born in September and are 
doing great, and then big brother William Alexander, 
age 2, is quite proud. 

Laura Johnston gave birth to a beautiful daugh- 
ter, Violet, born in August. Shes keeping Laura 
pretty busy, but I aura still manages to get to her new 
studio space in Lowell, Mass., pretty regularly. She's 
adapting to working on artwork and graphic and 
Web design one handed. I he studio is at Western 
Avenue Studios, and is open to the public the first 
Saturday ol each month, so please stop by il you re 
ever in the area. 

Chuck Arensberg reports that Marc Liu mar- 
ried Laura Clare in Sintra, Portugal, on Memorial 
Day weekend. Alex Altman officiated (he took a 
class online). Bijit Kundu and his new fiancee, Alli- 
son Whitney, along with Jason Bovis, Justin Kim, 
and Chuck himself were all in attendance. 

Word has it that Russel Taylor recently returned 
to Los Angeles after a tour of England and parts of 
France, performing his one-man show for sold-out 
audiences and screaming groupies. 

Lon Haber and Gibby Greenway met up tor 
coffee on Melrose in Los Angeles. Both burgeon- 
ing artists are "on the brink" of fame. Gibby is tak- 
ing the music world by storm as Trey Green and 
continues to make some wonderful music videos 
and cut new albums. 

Lon has a bunch of movies coming out, and 
his original musical Project: Wonderland was nomi- 
nated for five Ovation Awards. He also had a beer 
with Jenn Schraut from PAs Office of Academy 
Resources and participated in a boarding schools 
event in Marina del Rey as an Andover alumni rep- 
resentative and held down the tort with Bill Leahy 
from PAs admission office. 

You, too, are welcome to become an alumni 
representative and interview prospective students 
in your area, and be treated to some fun from time 
to time. 




June 10-12, 201 1 

Cormelo Larose 
358 1 1th St., Apt. 7 
Brooklyn NY 11215 

Tom Miller 
1 1 2 Read St. 
Portland ME 04103 
tamiller 1 

For a change of pace and format, I, Tom Miller, 
thought perhaps you would enjoy an installment 
ot the class news directly from the source(s), Con 
sider it a tryout tor potential up and coming class 
secretaries. (Don't forget our 15th Reunion is just 
around the corner- - that, s right, 15th!) The new 
format has nothing to do with the fact that 1 failed to 
write these earlier in the week, and tonight s call has 
been busier than anticipated. 

I ii si, from Kelly Sherman: "I just took a (much 
needed) vacation and attended Steph Lipping 
Withers' son lack's first birthday party alongside 
the Golden Gate Bridge. Steph is happy and busy: 
moving up the ranks at Goldman Sachs — with 
the hours to prove it. The next day Sieve Carter 
gave me a tour ot the Santa Cruz campus he has 
come to know so well in the past six years ol his 
Phi ) program and cooked me a surprisingly gOUT 
met dinner. The following weekend I celebrated 

106 Andover | Winter 201 1 

Magnolia marriage 

Last summer, Clare Ferraro '98 married Nate Johnson in Magnolia, Mass. Celebrants included, from left, Jim Lockhart '64; his son, 

J.B. Lockhart '95; Clare's cousins Laura Ferraro '06 and Craig Ferraro '03; George Mueller '70; his daughter, Amy Mueller Christodoulo '98; 

the bride and groom; Peter Christodoulo '98; class secretary Zoe Niarchos '98; Kristin Moon Beck '98; and Clare's cousin Philip Ciampa '95. 

Josh Oberwetter's marriage to one of the coolest 
women 1 have the pleasure to know. (I'm working 
on making her my new best triend.) The ceremony 
took place on a barge in Brooklyn and involved a 
parade with karoos, streamers, and lots of folks from 
MoMA. Nat Bouman and Dan Badiak were out 
there on the dance floor with me, making Andover 
proud. Josh is still doing sophisticated computer 
programming for Morgan Stanley. While attend- 
ing |oshs wedding, I stayed with Regan Clarke 
in her amazing new home in downtown Brooklyn 
and put together some Ikea furniture tor her. No, 
not with her — for her. Apparently, Erika Prahl had 
the same exchange of room-for-lkea-assembly |ust 
days earlier. 

"Lad Byrnes Yonker is finishing up her pediat- 
ric residency at Mass. General Hospital in Boston 
and is going to stay on for an internship year in pul- 
monology. She also just gave birth to one of the most 
attractive newborns I have ever seen, Livia. Julia 
Lloyd Johannsen is also happy and family-focused 
in Boston. Her son Oscar is a frequent picnic date of 
mine. I often see Hannah Pfeitle Harlow, who is 
still working at Houghton Mifflin and |ust bought a 
house in Somerville, Mass. Her son Huck is hands- 
down the happiest, most giggly child I've yet to 
meet. I've left out much mention of spouses, but it's 
not because they aren't awesome, too!" 

Kelly concludes, As for me, I'm actually writing 
you from Shanghai, w hich I 've been visiting a lot tor 
work lately. For the past two years I've been working 

as a strategist at Continuum, a global innovation con- 
sultancy. We help companies come up with ideas tor 
new products, services, and new business altogether. 
One ot my favorite parts of the job is that our ideas 
are inspired by in-depth ethnographic research that 
has brought me to India, China, Europe, and all over 
the U.S. I'm just barely squeezing in time tor artwork 
but did manage to pull together a solo show last 
spring. Curator Rebecca Uchill also included me in 
a recent panel discussion she organized in what time 
she has tree from working on a PhD degree at MIT. 

From Fritz Gotha: "Noticed a serious lack ot any- 
West Coast entries, so I figured Id chime in from 
over here in California. I'm still a prosecutor in the 
Sacramento County DA's office. I'm in the "career 
criminal unit, which means all the bad guvs we go 
after are really, really bad. In other news, my wife and 
I had our second child, Audrey, in April. She is super 
mellow compared to our 2.5-year-old — or we re just 
a lot more used to it. I know Franco Torres had a 
blurb in the last notes, but he tailed to mention that 
he is now engaged and is getting married in summer 
201 1 m San Juan, Puerto Rico. In addition, Peter 
Saji and I will be the best men' (guess Franco didn't 
want to pick favorites)." 

Franco Torres confirms the above facts: "I spent 
this semester working in the criminal clinical pro- 
gram here at BU Law, working real cases in the 
various Boston area courts. I'll be working in the 
clinic again next tall. However, this time I will not 
only be representing clients, but also training the 

newly admitted students to the program. I'm also 
hoping to work on another project that I have been 
de\ eloping where I would also work with individu- 
als in immigration proceedings that are currently 
detained in government custody. I was also just 
elected as a class representative to our law school s 
governing body as well. 

"On a personal note, I just got engaged to my 
fiancee, Shonali Choudhury. I met her a couple ot 
years ago during the tail end ot my stay in LA while 
she was finishing a PhD degree in public health at 
UCLA. This past summer she moved out East after 
graduation tor work, and we've been together ever 
since. We are planning to marry next August 20 1 1 ." 

From Lindsay Shaker McDermott: "My hus 
band, Dan McDermott, and I recently added a third 
baby to our family, Madison Grace. She was born in 
December 2009. just before Christmas, but we were 
home on Christmas Day Our other two kiddos, 
Conor, 5. and Taylor, 4, thought she was brought 
home by Santa. It was a tiring but tun time. I have 
been staying home with them, hut 1 have been keep 
ing busy volunteering tor the Hopkinton Moms 
Group. I am now the president ot the organization, 
with more than 240 families participating! We pro- 
vide support tor moms in the town ot I [opkinton, 
Mass., as well as financial support tor 1 0-pIuS diller 
enl charitable organizations in and around I [opkin- 
ton I keep in touch with Emily Sedgwick Insefl 
who is living in Kenya. |ust outside ot Nairobi. She 
is working tor PricewaterhouseCoopers and is also 

Andover | Winter 2011 107 

busy raising sons Louis and Oscar. She has been in 
Kenya tor tour years and has started to miss more 
than just the convenience of the States. (I'm hoping 
she can come home soon! ) 

From Anjali Harsh Nakhooda: "In terms of 
new s, as Kelly Trainor Gonzalez mentioned in the 
last set of notes, I got married at the end of May in 
Chicago. There was a good showing from Andover 
folks: from the Class of '96, Kelly Trainor Gonzalez, 
Anjali Goel, and Kate Larsen, plus Shruti Haldea 
'97, Neil Kumar '97, and Calvin Kim '98. Other 
than that, just enjoying life in Chicago with our 1.5- 
year-old black Lab puppy." 

That's all tor now. Hope you all are well. — Tom 


Katie Stewart 

38 Harvard St., Apt. 2 

Somerville MA 02143 


Hello, Class of '97. 1 hope that this latest version of 
notes finds everyone doing well. 

Billy Kearins writes that, since his Andover 
days, he has been in touch with Jarrett Bayliss, 
Johnny Boynton, and Niels Heilmann. He has 
also seen Pete Robbins a tew times in Copenhagen, 
Denmark, when Pete was playing in the Copenha- 
gen (a// Festival. Billy has lived in Copenhagen tor 
three years with his wife and 2.5-year-old son and is 
enrolled at the Copenhagen Business School, where 
he is pursuing a master s degree in entrepreneurship. 
He reports that his favorite part ot lite there is the 
bike culture and that he recently launched a bic) de 
distribution company that focuses on importing 
well-known Scandinavian bicycle brands. 

Hannah Brooks Weiner moved with husband 
Kenny Weiner '96 to the St. Louis area and is now 
in school to get a master s ol science m nursing in 
order to become an NT. Kenny is working at Scott 
Air Force Base. Seth Moulton is m his third and 
final year of a joint business and government degree 
at Harvard, enjoying classes at the Business and 
Kennedy schools and looking tor his first private- 
sector job when he graduates. 

Congratulations lo I li/abeth lledstrom 
Henlin and her husband, Alex I Icnlin, as the) Wei 
corned their daughter, Madeline I 'li/abeth Henlin, 
in March 2010. Mom, Had, and baby are doing well 
and having lots of fun. 

Jonathan I'ytka recently completed a five- 
year-long electrician apprenticeship in Montana, 
graduating with the highest CPA in the history of 
the program and receiving a new award called the 
Pinnacle Award. As "top apprentice" he traveled 
down to Salt Lake City as Montana's representa- 
tive to compete against 28 other apprentices from 
throughout the Western States in what is called the 
"Best ot the Best of the West" competition. Con- 
gratulations to |onathan as he won two events and 
came in third overall! 

Mauresa Pittman graduated from the Univer- 
sity ot Chicago Booth School ot Business in June 
and recently moved to White Plains, N.Y. During 
her time at Chicago, Booth Nate Fowler '99 was also 
a student there. She is currently working in brand 
management at PepsiCo. 

Matt Romaine cotounded a startup in Toyko, 
Japan, called myGengo (, which 
sources translators from around the world and sim- 
plifies the process ot ordering translation services. 
Laura K Jordan, PhD, has accepted a marine biol- 
ogy research job with Florida Atlantic University in 
Boca Raton, Fla. She is also engaged to Matthew C. 
Smith ot Los Angeles. 

Finally, Vicki Salinas has also been catching up 
with classmates over the past few months. She saw 
Kami Okike, his wife, and their new baby. Vicki 
writes that all are doing well and that Kanu is in resi- 
dency in Boston. She also saw Jack Quinlan in San 
Diego and joined him for some ofF-roading through 
Baja California. Vicki reports that Jack is working tor 
an environmental consulting firm and enjoying life 
in southern California. 

Keep sending in your updates tor future notes! 

Zoe B. Niarchos 

75 Waltham St., No. 4 

Boston MA 02 1 1 8 


In high school I remember people telling us that 
the friendships we formed at Andover would be 
lifelong. At age 14, 1 didn't have the perspective to 
understand the weight of those words, and even at 
JO, I know 1 am only at the beginning ot the learning 
curve. In the last decade I have witnessed so main 
ot you sharing your lives with each other. There are 
stones ot bridal parties and wedding celebrations, 
babies and godparents. There are also the stones 
that aren't marked by milestones, but by the small 
ways that we carry our friendships forward. As your 
class secretary turned "den mother," I have to say it 
makes me beam with pride With that, here is your 
news. Read it and weep ( literally). 

I asl summer, Amy Mueller Christodoulo was 
called upon as maid ol honor to Clare Ferraro in 
her wedding to Nathaniel Johnson in Magnolia, 
Mass. The wedding was a Family affair on every level, 
and there were generations ot Andover alumni in 
attendance to prove it. It was an incredible day, dur- 
ing which my dancing shoes and I were proud to 
be a part. Amy's husband. Peter Christodoulo, has 
shared a lot ol memories with classmate Charles 
Forelle, enough to till two wedding toasts Peter 
to Charles and bride Megan in 2005, and Charles to 
Peter and Amy at their wedding in 2009. However, 
one might argue that it wasn't until recently that 
their late as lifelong friends was sealed. On |une 20, 
Charles and Megan Forelle welcomed Katherine 
Frances (Kay) to the world, and chose Peter as the 

godfather. The Forelles and Christodoulos have one 
very smart baby to raise. Chris Orbon and Kate 
Orbon also know a thing or two about sealing their 
fate. They married in 2008, and this past September 
welcomed a son, Clinton Richard (Clint). Shaina 
Bronstein, Allison Ferranti MacBride, and Anne 
Martinez have doted accordingly. If you think the 
Andover- Andover love test is over, believe me, I'm 
only halfway through. 

Gillian Goldberg stood as maid of honor to 
Jessica Bulen in her wedding to Casey Wire in Mon- 
tego Bay, Jamaica, last tall. Stephanie Connolly '99 
and Liza Trafton '99 also enjoyed the beach vacation 
Dave Wing married Gillian Diercks last summer in 
Alexandria, Va. Tony Dent and Pete Karlen joined 
the tun, which included a round of cornhole (bag 
toss game). Pete Karlen also made an appearance at 
the wedding ot Katie Smith to John Roberts last fall 
in the Adirondacks. Lily Greenfield-Sanders 99 also 
raised her glass to the happy couple. Katie works at 
the New York City Department of Education. Pre- 
viously, she served as a staff member tor Teach For 
America (TFA) as well as a TFA corps member in 
the Mississippi Delta. Katie earned an MBA degree 
from the Vale School ot Management. 

James Vinocur married Gwen Sheehan in West 
port, Conn., last August. Silas Warren was a grooms- 
man, and Clancy Childs '97, Tony Dent, Chris Pull- 
ing '97, Helen Struck, Alana Welch '97, and Drew 
Whitcup also attended. Wait, I m not done. Bethany 
Pappalardo married Clancy Childs in June. Samar 
Jamali and Jackie Bliss were bridesmaids. Alison 
Banks, Liberty Howell, Anna Larson, Kim Davis 
Vinnakota, James Vinocur, Zack Waldman, Silas 
Warren, and Drew W hitcup represented the Class 
ot 1998, and |oaquin Escamille '97, Chris Falcone 
'97, Chris Pulling '97 (a groomsman), Ben Tsai 9~, 
and Alana Welch '97 also attended. To round it out, 
lessa Sherman 99 and Fiorella Valdcsolo 96 were 
also in attendance. To all future Andover couples 
out there, I have two words tor you: beat that. 

Sharon Husbands-Modiri married her long 
time beau, Re/a Modiri, last April. The couple met 
in Amsterdam in 2004 and continues to reside in 
the Netherlands. Sharon works at an art gallery and 
travelled to Costa Rica recently to earn her certifi- 
cate to teach Fnglish as a foreign language. Caroline 
Pollak Marandino welcomed her second little girl 
this lanuary. With a total ol three beautiful w omen in 
his care, Carolines husband, Roger, has a lot cut out 
tor him, but I know lies the man lor the job, I .no 
line continues to work as a reading specialist at 'Ihe 
Learning Community, a remarkable charter school 
in Providence, RJL Andrew Beasley and Ins wire 
welcomed a son, C Irani Bass Beasley, in May. Andrew 
graduated from the University ol V irginia's Darden 
School of Business in the spring. Ihe Beasley lam 
ily ol three now resides in Boston, as Andrew works 
lor Fidelity Consulting Croup. Also on the move, 
Daniel Peseatore completed a masters degree in 
international relations and international economics 
at SAIS. Upon graduation, Daniel held a contract to 
assess the impact of the BP oil spill on tourism on 
the ( lull C oast Following that, he journeyed to San 

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'99 Nuptials 

Francisco tor a brief orientation before moving to his 
permanent post in Guangzhou, China, as operations 
manager tor BSR, an environmental consulting firm. 

And that's a wrap on news this time around. You 
have probably noticed that we lead vastly differ- 
ent lives across the globe, and there are a lot of us 
to track (352 to be exact). Yet there is one constant 
among our class: At some point in the mid-90s we 
met the people who are on our proverbial speed dial 
today. There is little they do not know about us. and 
nothing tor which we teel luckier. Knowing that we 
share this same experience is what makes my job 
fun. So keep writing. The bragging rights ot friends 
never get boring. 


Marisa Connors 
35 Pitt St. 

Charleston SC 29401 


Well, the notes are a bit brief this go-around, but 
here goes. 

Alex MacCallum is living in New York and is 
a lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell. She and Anna 
Larson '98 recent!)' started a website on the side 
called Scouted (, which looks like a 
very helpful resource tor New Yorkers. The website 
describes its mission as: "[Scouted will] break it 
down for you. We'll find the tun, affordable stuff to 
do and send it to your inbox in time tor the week- 
end. Think: a highly curated list ot ideas that we've 
gone out and tried ourselves." If you sign up tor their 
e-mails they'll send you lists of things that are undis- 
covered, day-trip adventures, tasty restaurants with 
great value, and cool, selected events. Scouted also 
recently launched in San Francisco and London. 

Fellow Adams girl Joisan Decker married Rob 
DeHaan in a beautiful ceremony in Michigan this 
past August. A number ot Andover alums were in 
attendance, including Andrea Chase Wessling, Sara 
Smith, Heather Collamore, Brooke Currie, John 
Bourne. J. P. Chisholm, Ashley Harmelin^ 00, and 
AnnaValeo 00. 

The Class of 2028 added another member to it's 
group ot alum babies as Jeremy Hersch and Morgan 
Swett Hersch 00 welcomed Jackson in August. Little 
Jackson is an adorable, happy, health) baby and at 
times looks just like his dad. 

Grancis Santana is in Kabul, Afghanistan, trying 
to survive a one-year deployment in the mountains of 
Afghanistan. He has been working in a NATO head- 
quarters with officers from all corners ot the world 
including Europe, Turkey, and Mongolia. Despite his 
remote location these days, Grancis still managed to 
be at the top ot the Bishop Fantasy League. 

Caitlin Berrigan e-mailed with the following 
update: "For the last year I've been living and mak- 
ing art in Berlin, hanging out with H.G Masters 00, 
spending many hours eating, dancing, and going to 
art exhibitions. In July I was doing a video shoot in 

In August, Joisan Decker '99 married Robert DeHaan on the campus of Kalamazoo Col- 
lege in Michigan. Andover was well represented by, from left, Mereke Decker Carrizosa '94, 
Brooke Currie '99, Ashley Harmeling '00, Heather Collamore '99, J.P. Chisholm '99, Andrea 
Chase Wessling '99, Jessica Lehman, John Bourne '99, Joisan and Robert, Dr. Ed Quattle- 
baum '60, Sara Smith '99, and Anna Valeo '00. 

Tyler Cowan '99 married Courtney Migel last August in Blue Hill, Maine. Many Andover 
friends and family members celebrated with them. From left, in front are Parker Sides '95, 
Lori Marshall '00, Charlie Flather '87, and Jamie Cowan '98. Behind them are Sophie 
Cowan '01, Kate Flather '8S, Sam Allis '64, Tyler, Kitty Sides Flather 'S9, Lucie Flather '91, 
Becca Sides Capellan '97, Fred Flather '99, Doug Cowan '64, and Robert "Bucky" Sides '61. 

In May, Tiffany Home '99 married Joe Noonan in Ipswich, Mass. Andover wedding guests 
included, from left, in front, Liza Trafton '99, Kirsten Lewis Riemer '99, Sara Smith '99, 
Tiffany, Amy Lynn Teleron '99, Marisa Connors '99, Erin Keaney Noonan '97, Patrick 
Noonan '97, and Dave Constantine '97. In back are Morgan Madera '99, Domenick 
Cimino '98, Meghan Hayes '00, and T.J. Durkin '99. 

2000 Connections 

From left, Ashley Paige White-Stern '01, Praveen Kankanala '00, Jia H. Jung '00, 
and Christine Choi '00 watched Tristan Perich '00, right, perform in the show 
"Sculpting Sound & Dual Synthesis" at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts gallery 
in San Francisco in November 2009. Tristan was the Elson artist in residence at the 
Addison Gallery this fall. 

Laura Mistretta '00 married Nate Kirk '98 in September 2009. Wedding partiers 
included, from left, in front, Ben Hall '00, Mike Pierog '99, Anne Abbott Pierog '00, 
Laura and Nate, and Seth Moulton '97. Standing are Charlie Resor '00, Adam Jonas 
'00, Jon Sinex '00, Drew Chin '00, Paul Okner '98, Emily Griset '00, Garrett Kirk '04, 
David Kirk '61, and Ben Langworthy '96. 

Maine and went to visit Sara Bright at Skowhegan 
School ot Painting and Sculpture, where she was 
doing a residency and 1 had done a residency in 
2008. She is an incredible painter, and we spent the 
4th of July together with marshmallows and rivers. 
We also took a trip over to Acadia, to see our former 
Andover art teacher |ohn McMurray (now retired ). 
He is doing well on his oceantront paradise, still 
making lots ot art and writing. Sara and 1 explored 
his sculpture-littered woods and ate lobster caught 
in the waters off his property. I am now back to liv- 
ing in Cambridge, where 1 am a professor at UMass, 
teaching a new media studio workshop. Now and 
then I get to see Margo Lindauer, who is doing a 
two-year law fellowship at Georgetown in D.C. and 
comes back to her new house in Cambridge every 
few weeks." 

Isabelle Roesle is currently in a LLM program 

(master's of law) at Columbia Law School. 

I know there are many exciting things happening 
among our class alumni. If you would like to share 
them in the next set of class notes, please e-mail me 
at marisaconnors(ii 1 


Kelly Elworthy 
1 15 River Road 
Merrimacport MA 01 860 
978-994-9396 (Cell) 

Jia Jung 

161 East 96th Street 3B 
New York NY 10128 

Happy New Year! Now, it s been eleven years since 
we alighted from the Andover nest. 

Starting with the big news: while many ot us 
thought we might have a baby on our hands din- 
ing reunion, it wasn't until August that Morgan 
Swett Hcrsch and Jeremy Hersch '99 became 
the proud parents ot a baby boy named Jackson. 

We'll save the married and engaged summary 
for year's end, but here are two for the count: 

On a line tall day, J. Tcnlcy Olilak announced 
that she and Adam Mueller got engaged! The two 
started dating way back in college at Tufts. She is 
looking forward to making an honest man out of 
him. If her little bro Trevor ()2's wedding last sum 
merwasany indication, Tenley and Adams union in 
Colorado should be the party of the new decade. 

Sarah Lindsay Carrcira married Vmicius ( ,u 
reira on June M) in an intimate ceremony on a bridge- 
by a cabin in New York State built by her great great- 
grandfather's bare hands. Since her husband is from 
Brazil, Sarah and her loved ones are looking tor 
ward to two more major celebrations in Sao Paulo 
(in April) and in the New Hampshire mountains 
(May), which should be soundly attended (and 

perhaps crashed?) by a gaggle ol Andover class- 
mates. Til then, Sarah is Michigan-bound, studying 
for the second installment of the medical boards 
and applying for residencies in family medicine and 
psychiatry at the same time! We wish her luck in 
.\ larch for a good assignment, w hich will determine 
her whereabouts for the next Eve \ ears. 

Former PG Chris Wholey celebrated his one- 
year wedding anniversary and is living in Bostons 
lovely Beacon Hill area. As of last tall, he is back at 
school in pursuit of a master's degree in real estate 
development at MIT. Wow! 

Hemant Joshi, who laments that way too many 
of his friends are getting married, is in his fifth year 
at the University of Minnesota. He is on the home 
stretch of a pharmacology PhD program before 
going back to medical school tor a final two years. 
His research is in the field of cancer and angiogen- 
esis, but he hasn't decided on his MD program yet. 
After a rip-roaring monthlong trip through India 
with his college buddies in November, he enjoyed 
catching up with the townies over the holidays. 

One-time fac brat Aaron Litvin is all grown up, 
working at Harvard as the Brazil studies program 
manager at the David Rockefeller Center tor Latin 
.American Studies. 

Katie Breen esta viviendo en Espana, enjoying 
her second year as a language and cultural assistant 
|ust outside ot Seville. She digs being immersed in 
Spanish culture, and says that her Spanish has come 
a long way since her PA days. IBuena suerte, Katie! 

Former class secretary Dave Kurs has a shiny 
new job at a small proprietary trading firm called 
Athena Capital Research, which specializes in high 
frequency quantitative trading strategies. Oh, and 
he also ran the NYC Marathon a couple months 
ago "just tor tun" with the same crew he ran it with 
last year. They had some crazy costumes. 

Current class secretary Jia H. Jung is at Aero 
Studios Limited, a decorative furnishings firm in 
SoHo whose clientele includes Denzel Washing- 
ton (shameless name drop). Her favorite perks 
are having an in-house chef — and never having to 
cross into New Jersey through the Holland Tun- 
nel again! Stranded on the island ot Manhattan via 
these strange twists ot fate, she prefers to escape to 
die White Mountains to breathe. 

Current class secretary Kelly-Jean Elworthy is 
fulfilling her dietetic internship working at multiple 
health clinics across the Boston area. She counsels 
patients on an array of issues such as weight loss, 
diabetes maintenance, prenatal care, and hyperten- 
sion management, just to name a tew! Ot course, 
she herself continues to eat whatever she wants, and 
gets away with it, too. 

Marc Hordon founded Hordon Health, a lite- 
style management company. He is one ot the pre- 
mier strength and conditioning coaches in the Bay 
State and at his elite baseball and football training 
centers in the Boston Metro area. The most recent 
facility he opened was a center in Metro West. In 
2011, he looks forward to touring internation- 
ally in Russia, England, and France as a cotounder 
of the Renegade Baseball Academy. 

With this as inspiration, ya 11 keep your resolu- 
tions, and don't hesitate to trumpet your news as the 
year unfurls. 

%' 2001 

June 10-12, 201 1 

Misty Muscatel 

As we approach our 10th Reunion, excitement 
is grow ing in the Class ot 2001 ! It seems a lot ot 
people have moved back to the Boston area, oth- 
ers are finishing up school, but one thing was con- 
sistent in all the updates: we are all pumped for 
June 10-12, 2010! 

Kate Kimball and Greg Kimball are loving lite in 
Boston. Kate has been practicing law (real estate and 
environmental practices) at Bingham McCutchen 
tor two-plus years now. In September Greg started 
an MBA program at Tuck (Dartmouth), where he 
is classmates with Gavin McGrath. The Kimballs 
have been spending lots ot time w ith Gavin and his 
wife, Amanda. Katie Whitman 00 and a few other 
Andover alums are at Tuck as well! Kate sees quite 
a bit of Meg Blitzer, who just started teaching AP 
biology and environmental science and coaching 
water polo at Choate. 

Franny Ritchie is in her second year ot MIT's 
urban planning masters program. She married her 
college sweetheart, Ian, in May and celebrated in 
September in Milwaukee. Franny had dinner with 
Will Braff Georgiana Kuhlmann, and Lis Sacco, 
who are all doing well. 

Katy Nassberg is back in the Boston area surviv- 
ing her first semester at Fletcher, where she is getting 
a master ot international business degree. 

Caitlin Henningsen moved to Cambridge in 
August to start a PhD program in art history at Har- 
vard. She is studying Italian renaissance sculpture. 
While Sarah Kline, Amita Singh, Rachel Weiner 
and I were sad to have Caitlin leave us and our 
monthly Andover-gals-in-NYC dinner, we are happy 
to know that she has brought the dinner tradition 
to the Beantown area — with Smita Singh, Paige 
Austin, and Ella Hoffman. Sarah, Alida Payson and 
I recently surprised them to remind them who the 
founders of the monthly dinners were! 

Overseas, Maeva Bambuck is going to do her 
best to make it to Reunion! She has moved to Port- 
au-Prince, Haiti, to try her hand at freelance report- 
ing. Maeva had dinner with Beatriz Gonzalez in 
London this September. John Kwaak was in Seoul 
in June visiting his family, and was joined by Ira 
Renfrew, Nakul Patel, and James Chung. While 
together, they explored the city, went out on the 
town, and enjoyed the good food at local holes-in- 
the wall. John also spent the summer in NYC at 
( loldman Sachs and got together with Vikas Goela 
and Mike Jafte 02 for squash matches. 

The NYC area is excited to welcome Mark 

Kawakami who moved in with Jim Cunningham 

in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in a gorgeous apartment 
with a great view ot the Manhattan skyline. Jim is 
enrolled at the School ot Visual Arts concentrating 
on filmmaking, while Mark is working at a law firm. 

Down in the DC. area, Marion Read and Ted 
Jutras organized an 01 mini-reunion to welcome 
Andy Marchesseault (who recently got married) 
to the area. 

Outside the northeast corridor, Vanessa 
Nickerson moved to Charlottesville, Ya., and began 
her first year at UYA School ot Law. 

Tara Rachakonda survived her surgical intern 
ship year at Washington University in St. Louis 
Barnes Jewish Hospital. Tara is currently doing two 
years ot research in pediatric otolaryngology head 
and neck surgery (ear, nose and throat) at St. Louis 
Children's Hospital. She recently attended Mara 
Meyer's wedding, where, in addition to the lovely 
bride, she saw Debbie Linder, Liz Black- SchafTer. 
Elisabeth Sacco, Hilary Farrell. and Diana Mahler 
Spalding, who was a bridesmaid. Mara married 
Jonathan Epstein on Sept. 4 in Boston. 

Sylvia Elmer is currently teaching and going to 
graduate school tor special education. All this while 
raising a rambunctious baby! (And we thought 
upper year w as busy!) 

Nickole Rucker Teel married her college sweet- 
heart, Tim Teel, on April 3, 2010. Nickole was 
expecting twins to be born this past Thanksgiving! 
She is in her fourth year of medical school at UNC 
and will graduate in May. She is on the residency 
interview trail in anesthesiology. 

This tall Lauren Anneberg started a two-year 
master's program in development practice at the 
University ot Denver and will begin field work this 
November in Bangladesh. 

Julia O'Hern is still in grad school where she |ust 
finished another marine mammal survey in Ecuador 
and the Galapagos. She spent a tew weeks working 
on a research ship in Alaska and she has another 
month at sea between Costa Rica and Chile. 

Chris Callahan is loving life in Idaho, where 
he and wife Emilie recently returned home after 
spending the summer on Cape Cod. At the end ot 
the summer, they traveled cross-country with their 
puppy Ringo, a golden retriever, who was 6 months 
old. Chris is busy working tor an investment firm 
where he became a licensed investment advisor. In 
January, Chris w ill be making a trip to Hong Kong 
and Beijing, which he is thrilled about. Fie is also 
staying busy with the nonprofit Make a Difference 
Now ( It anyone visits the 
Sun Valley area, they need to call Chris! 

In November, Aaron deVos traveled with hi^ pla- 
toon to Curacao and Aruba to do joint training w ith 
the Dutch and French Marines. After that, Aaron will 
be busy with training exercises until he deploys again 
in June or July. 1 also heard from Eric Chase, who 
recently returned from a deployment to Afghani- 
stan. Eric was promoted to captain and nominated 
for U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence Officer of the 
Year. He finished grad school this summer and is 
now working at a consulting firm in DC. 

Andover \ Winter 201 1 1 1 1 

In engagement news, Amita Singh will marry her 
co-resident Ben Seides in August 201 I, and Alida 
Payson will marry Eli Lazarus 00 in September 
2011. Lucy Pear recently got engaged to Chase 
Johnson and is now in San Diego. He's originally 
a Boston boy. As a Funny side note, Chase went to 
school with Natalie Wadsworth through eighth 
grade and they were close friends. Lucy is work- 
ing as a sales manager at the Lodge at Torrey Pines 
(where the U.S. Open was held in 2008). Lucy was 
recently in Chicago and was able to connect with 
Alex Bradley. In Boston over the summer she 
spent some time with Ellie Parnes Campbell, 
Scott Darci, Tim Daniels, James Kenly, and 
Scott Ward. 

I just celebrated my five-year anniversary at 
Google, which seems crazy! I visited Nate Beck in 
Alaska this summer, which was amazing and also 
insane when I realized we were teeing oft tor golt at 
1 1 : 30 p.m., and it was still bright daylight out. I'll be 
busy with reunion planning tor the next tew months 
and really can't wait to see everyone! 


Paul Crowley 


Lauren Nickerson 
P.O. Box 2 1 1 8 
Volcano HI 96785 

Hey, 2002! A lot of our classmates have passed sig- 
nificant milestones since the last notes, so here are 
your updates! 

June was a big month tor 2002 class weddings' 
Matt Kelly and his fiancee, [Catherine, got married 
in Kansas City, and Matt began at NYU Law this 
tall. In Boca Raton, Fla., Stephan Chischportisch 
and his bride, Tara, were married. Stephan is work- 
ing in finance and splitting his time between Paris 
and London. Cranston Gray attended, and Tony 
Bitz served as a groomsman. Trevor Oldak and 
his wile, Bertie, got married that same month, and 
our class was quite well represented by Gcorgina 
Brown, Daphne Schat/berg, Jason Myung, 
and Siyuan Xic. All were there to celebrate at 
the beautiful ceremony, which took place at a 
New Hampshire vineyard 

In October, Michael Mueller married his 

fiance, Christopher. Erik Berggren was a mem- 
ber of the wedding party, and Cassie Kaufmann, 
Pablo Durana, Felice Espiritu, and Ellen Thistle 

all attended the Washington, D.C., ceremony. 
A week later, Betsy Burke married her college 
sweetheart, Hans, in New York City. The numer- 
ous Andover alums in attendance included Baolu 
Lan, Travis Pantin, Geoff O'Donoghue, Hilary 
Jay, and Diane Liu. 

I would like to welcome Hans, Christopher, 
Katherine, Tara, and Bertie to the 2002 extended 

There are quite a tew weddings in the future, as 
well. In August, Dan Cote and Becca WexJer got 
engaged, cementing their status as the 2002 power 
couple. Also in August, my girlfriend Nicole and 
I, Paul Crowley, got engaged, and we will be mar- 
ried in summer 2012, once I am a bit closer to my 
law degree. I have told her that I was really cool and 
awesome in high school, so when you meet her, just 
play along. Sasha Parr, who is in a joint JD/MPH 
program at Tufts, got engaged to Ryan, her fiance. 
They will be married in fall 20 1 2, once Ryan is out of 
the army. Michael Jaffe (who is working on acquisi- 
tions and development tor a real estate investment 
firm in New York), Helen Spink , Luke Basta, Jess 
Spradling and Lloyd Cuzzo (who will be graduat- 
ing from medical school in the spring and pursuing 
a residency in ophthalmology) are also among our 
classmates who are recently engaged. 

And perhaps the biggest milestone I know about 
belongs to Shani Hogarth, whose daughter Sasha 
was born in August! Shani is enjoying her new baby, 
and teaching high-school chemistry in Brooklyn. 
Congratulations to Shani! 

Ben Chang is living in Spain, and is a bilingual 
teaching assistant in a second-grade classroom. He 
also started a tour guide sport club, called GoTo- 
Guy Madrid, which organizes sporting events and 
parties and offers personalized tours around the 
city. Ben was joined for a European road trip by 
Dan Shvartsman, with whom he visited Copen- 
hagen and Amsterdam. Dan recently finished a 
master's program in government at the University 
of Tel Aviv and is living in Michigan. During a ser- 
vice trip to Rwanda as part ot his graduate program, 
Dan "dominated the dance floor." Make ot that 
u hat \ on will. 

Anna Barcnsteld recently started at the Olin 
School ol Business Management at Babson, where 
she is focusing on entrepreneurship. Her cyclocross 
race season has kept her busy She hopes to fuse the 
two interests after receiving her degree by starting a 

business in the cycling industry. 

Natalie Ho is in business school at NYU Stern, 
and spent the summer interning at HBO and 
focusing on strategy and business development. 
She is joined at Stern by Tyler MLxter and Jessica 

Sarah Smith is living in New York with her boy- 
friend and her rescue dog, Emma. Sarah is working 
at 3.1 Phillip Lim and taking classes at the Fashion 
Institute ot Technology. She frequently runs into 
Eugenie Kim, who is working at D.E. Shaw. 

Baolu Lan is working as a corporate lawyer 
tor Cravath, Swaine and Moore in New York, and 
was back on campus in the spring to celebrate the 
graduation ot her younger sister, Juliet Liu 10. She 
is joined in the ranks of 2002 attorneys by Hank 
Hattemer, who graduated from law school at the 
University of Southern California and has begun 
work at Latham and Watkins. 

Also at business school (MIT Sloan) is Juliana 
Wu, who spent the summer surfing in Panama and 
California and investment banking in New York. 
At Sloan Juliana occasionally runs into classmate 
Allan Katz. 

Kelsey Siepser is at USC, getting an MFA in 
acting. She has gotten to hang out with fellow Cali- 
fornians Tanner Efinger and Emily Selove. Britta 
Schell is living in the East Village, and working as 
director ot Digital Strategic Insights at MTV. She 
has been in touch with Becca Wexler and Becca 
Lewis, and Britta spent the summer skiing in Chile 
and bumming around vineyards in Argentina. 

Jordan Harris is getting a master's degree in 
finance at the London School of Economics, and 
continues to work at HSBC In London, he has been 
joined by Dmitry Serov and Ted Sack. All three got 
together with Bali Kumar before Bali went to Cali- 
fornia to start law school at Berkeley. Jordan also 
joined Greg Chang tor a trip to Spain and Turkey, 
celebrating Greg's graduation from the MPH pro- 
gram at UNC. 

I hanks tor reading, and be sure to send in updates 
tor the next round ot notes! — Paul 


Will Heidrich 

Seven years m the making, I bring you the master s 
degree version class notes: 

l ast spring, Jack McCallum finished medical 
school at Northwestern and relocated to San Diego 
lor a general surgery residency at UCSD. Belore he 
departed from Chicago, Jack spent some quality 
time with former Foxcrofi pal Will England, who 
recently moved to the Windy City to begin a new 
venture capital assignment. 

Nick Ksiazek has stayed busy in field training 
tor the Marine ( orps, preparing for a deployment 
in early 20 1 1 . In October, Nick visited Nebraska for 
a weekend and stopped through Chicago to see for- 
mer Taylor I kill and Will Hall mate Kyle Murphy. 

Give something back! 

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Earlier this year, Lucy Keating, Nyssa 
Liebermann, Anthony Pucillo, and Danielle 
Vardaro spent a weekend together in Los Angeles, 
catching up in the city and enjoying some deli- 
cious rood. In June, Danielle graduated from the 
University ot Washington with a masters degree 
in mechanical engineering. City ot Angels resident 
Kim Tran wrote from UCLA, where she finished 
a master's program in ethnomusicology and is 
now pursuing a PhD degree in her concentration. 
This past summer, she caught up with former Todd 
L)ekkbandmate Danny Dumond when Danny was 
in town w orking tor NASA's jet propulsion lab. 

Nate Meltzer sent an update from Henderson- 
ville, N.C., where he is an experiential environmen- 
tal and adventure educator at the Mountain Trail 
Outdoor School. Nate is also pursuing a master's 
degree from Prescott College in adventure edu- 
cation. Ali Armstrong wrote with some exciting 
news. In addition to completing her thesis for a 
master's degree in social work at Smith College, she 
also married Eric van Beurden in September. Con- 
gratulations to Ali and Eric! 

Evan Panich finished his second year at Bos- 
ton University School ot Law and worked this past 
summer in the Boston office ot McDermott Will & 
Emery. This tall, Evan has taken a handful ot trips 
to reconnect with classmates. In the late summer, 
he journeyed to England, where he met up with 
James 02 and Paul Sonne, Alex Hammer, and 
Kim Henderson. In October, Evan also trouped 
to San Francisco to see longtime friends Alex 
Minasian, Bryce Kaufman, Tara Gadgil, and 
Michael Ruderman. With Evan in town, Tara 
organized a dinner with Rudy, Matt Lindsay, Tom 
Dimopoulos, Bryce, Tom Oliphant, Margaret 
Ramsey, Tara, and Evan in San Francisco's North 
Beach area. Also in greater San Francisco, Marga- 
ret is teaching high school English and coaching 
the swim team at the Menlo School. In addition to 
those responsibilities, she is also midway through 
earning a master s degree in writing and literature 
from Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School 
of English 

On the East Coast, Natalie Heininger and 
Kathryn Moore survived their first year at Tufts 
Veterinary School, where they have befriended new 
classmate Anne Fleming '83. What a small world! 
Janis Scanlon has made a handful ot changes this 
fall. In addition to relocating to Boston's Back Bay, 
pursuing a master's degree in public health from 
BU, and starting a new post as research coordinator 
at Tufts, she also married Brandon Rice on Nov. 26. 
Congrats, Janis! 

Molly Hauptman is also back in Massachu- 
setts, after two years in Manhattan. She is pursuing 
a master's degree in art education from Tufts and 
the School at the Museum of Fine Arts. Caitlin 
Littlefield recently visited the Andover Inn for a 
drink with her sister, Julia Littlefield 06, and class- 
mate Kathryn Moore. Caitlin still lives in Burling- 
ton, Vt., where she is working on a master's degree 
in forest science and where she also caught up with 
Matt Lindsay. In New York City, Josie Rodriquez 

is back at school, pursuing an MBA at NYU's Stern 
School ot Business. Josie also works in marketing at 
Bloomberg LP and has kept in touch with classmate 
Shaun Blugh, who lives a tew blocks away. 

After three and a halt years, 37 countries, and 
more than 1,000 performances, J.C. MacMillan 
recently hung up his T. rex costume from the Walk- 
ing n ith Dinosaurs tour and moved to New York City. 
J.C. is now a cast member in Broadways War Horse, 
where, instead of a dinosaur, he will be playing 
the taller and leaner ot the two war horses named 
"Topthorn." This tall, Dan Koh ran in the 2010 
NYC Marathon. He ran on behalf ot Team Fox, who 
in conjunction with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, 
support and raise funds tor Parkinson's research. 

Anne Snyder wrote from Washington, D.C., 
where she has assumed a new position as New York 
Times columnist David Brooks's research assistant. 
In early October, Anne ran into former classmate 
and New York Times colleague Cathy Rampell. 
Anne has also run into classmate Priya Sridhar, 
who is also in DC, working tor Russia Today. Also 
in the capitol, David I infield was recently hired 
as a foreign service officer). Longtime DC resi- 
dent Stephen Fee recently relocated to Budapest, 
Hungary. After three years at the PBS NewsHour as 
a reporter and producer, Stephen packed up and 
moved to Budapest to start working as the in-house 
video producer tor Central European University, an 
English-language graduate institution founded by 
philanthropist George Soros. Stephen also noted 
how meaningful Alexandra Lees memorial was in 
March 2010. Many ot our classmates and professors 
shared thoughts and stories and celebrated her lite. 

Former Phillipian editor Boo Littlefield now 
resides in Sweden, where she is the director ot PR 
tor Jangir Maddadi Design Bureau, a luxury furni- 
ture design firm. She has been lucky to spend time 
with Stephen Fee, Paul Sonne, and Alex Hammer 
last spring in London and also fellow Flagstaff 
alumna Kelly Sinclair while visiting home in Hing- 
ham, Mass., this past summer. 

Ali Rosen wrote from Mumbai, India, where 
she is working on a documentary about a women's 
domestic violence prevention center in Dharavi. 
In addition, Ali has started a nonprofit called Book 
of My Own, which coordinates with travelers to 
bring books to kids in Dharavi. As it turns out, Ali 
started it with a former Andover teacher who is also 
in India, and they gave out books tor Non Sibi Day 
with a group of fellow Andover alumni. 

On my way to Richmond, Va., for a NASCAR 
race in August, I ran into tellow Georgetown alum 
Mari Ono, who headed to Buffalo tor a day of 
meetings. Another Georgetown alumnus, Andy 
Hattemer, has settled in New York City after liv- 
ing in London. Andy s former roommate Chris 
Skipper recently returned to the States after a rota- 
tion in Bosch s headquarters in Germany. Their for- 
mer Stowe House roommate Chimaobi Izeogu 
headed to Houston to start a master of architec- 
ture program at Rice. It you are in Texas, drop 
him a line! 

That's it from here. Stay sate, and stay in touch! 


Emma Sussex 

420 W. 42nd St. Apt. 22A 
New York NY 10036 

First ot all, my congratulations to those of you 
who have gotten married or engaged this year. 
Leo Chen married his college sweetheart, Joanna 
Adamczak, on Aug. 1 in Marblehead, Mass. Ben 
Elkins got engaged to his girlfriend, Claire, in June. 
Their wedding will be held next September in the 
SF Bay Area. Lexie Kuhn is engaged to her boy- 
friend, Mitchell, whom she met during college at 
a Thanksgiving potluck dinner. They are planning 
a spring 2012 wedding, right before she graduates 
from medical school. 

Many ot you, like me, are back in school. I started 
my first year ot law school this September at Ford- 
ham, where I occasionally bump into Margaret 
Wheeler. I saw Jenny Wong on a recent visit to 
New York. She is currently attending Harvard Busi- 
ness School with Dan Serna. Alexandra LaMela 
finished a master's program in neuroscience and 
has started her first year ot medical school at the 
University of New England in Maine. Alison 
Schouten started film school at USC, where she 
meets up with Scout Kingery, who is studying on 
the physics campus. She continues to work on her 
cooking blog, The Hollywood Tanners Market Exam- 
iner. Jackie Latina returned from a summer work- 
ing in a clinic tor earthquake patients and doing a 
public health project in Haiti — to begin her second 
year at Tuffs School ot Medicine. Upon her return, 
she visited Katie Ting in New York and saw Nicole 
Slezak and Kate Page back in Boston. Will Scharf 
is finishing his third year at Harvard Law School 
and is teaching in the Government Department 
there. Next year he will be clerking tor Circuit Judge 
Raymond Gruender on the U.S. Court of Appeals 
for the Eighth Circuit. 

Many ot you have gotten the chance to travel and 
work with different cultures. Iris Tien had a chance 
to explore while she was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 
for two weeks presenting a research paper at the 
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference. 
Taylor Yates joined Development Alternatives, 
Inc., in Bethesda, Md„ this summer. He is currently 
working on a $350 million U.S. Agency tor Inter- 
national Development (USAID) contract to do 
development work in Afghanistan. Dan Meller 
has worked in China tor the past three years and is 
running a fashion start-up company in Beijing. He 
is recruiting tor a number ot positions and would 
love to hear from anyone who thinks they might 
be a good fit (djmelIer(i? Benn Waters 
moved to Israel |ust after our reunion last year to 
teach English. He saw Celia Alexander last spring 
while she was visiting. He spent the summer in the 
Canada and the USA, meeting up with Lexie kuhn 
in Chicago and Meg Dallet in DC along the way. 
He is currently moving between Haifa and Tel Aviv, 

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waiting to enlist in the Israeli Defense Force. Walter 
Haydock is working with the 1st Marine Division 
in Afghanistan. Steve Draheim, who is in the 101st 
Airborne Division, and Bryce Loidolt are also there 
with him. Walter will return to the USA in October 
to check in with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion at 
Camp Pendleton, Calit. Livy Coe joined the Navy 
this winter and is stationed in San Diego awaiting 
a ship's deployment to the Middle East this winter. 
Clem Wood returned to New York after a summer 
working in Rome and vacationing in France and Sic- 
ily. He is now a Latin and Greek teacher to the 9th- 
through 1 2th-grade girls ot the Marymount School 
of New York. Since his return, he's had a chance to 
reconnect with Andover friends, including teaming 
up with Tom Barron to cook a three-course meal tor 
Sarah Wendell and another friend, going to a Yan- 
kees game with Malika Felix and Duncan Dwyer 
03, where they also ran into Shaun Blugh 03, and 
having dinner with Emily O'Brien 03 in Brooklyn. 

I'm glad to hear that so many of you are still on 
the East Coast. Adelaide Polk-Bauman is in Man- 
hattan, where she is working for the Diamond 
Information Center doing PR. She also moved 
into the National Arts Club, a nonprofit club that 
sits on Gramercy Park. She would be happy to host 
any classmates interested in checking out the club. 
Laura "Lily" Kelly is working at the Majora Carter 
Group. She recently wrote, edited, and submitted a 
S 300,000 grant proposal to NOAA, and is waiting 
to hear back. She is living in Queens with her hus- 
band, Dan Adamsky '06, and her two cats, Marcus 
and Jeremy. Amy Lippc is finishing her second year 
of TFA in Marvell, Arkansas. This year she hopes to 
bring her class to New York and could use any sup- 
port that you can offer. Check out her website at Michelle Easton started 
a job at a nonprofit called Bottom fine in Worces- 
ter, Mass., where she works with low-income and 
first-generation students to help them get into and 
graduate from college. The experience has made her 
appreciate the work that Andover College Coun- 
seling did. Alyssa Ferland is living near Hampton 
Beach in New Hampshire and enjoying her job 
as a teacher in Andover, Mass. She has also been 
teaching dance for the last five years and has started 
several hip hop programs at dance schools in the 
area. Matt Garza graduated from UNC-Chapel 
Hill and is living in DC, where he has reconnected 
with many Andover alumni living in the city, while 
he works with the Brookings Institution. I read an 
article in the Lawrence Eagfe Tribune that praised 
Alex Vispoli's efforts both as the announcer lor the 
Winston Salem Dash (minor league baseball team 
in North Carolina affiliated with the Chicago W hite 
Sox) and as the team's media relations director. 

Those of you living a bit further afield have made 
me jealous with your tales of warm weather and 
culinary delights. Lolita Espinoza is living in LAs 
Marina del Rey area, and working as an account 
executive for IBM She recently reconnected with 
Laura Lisowski on a trip to San Diego and hopes to 
plan a longer trip in October to visit Spain, Portugal, 
and Morocco. Ashley Lewis is currently on a two- 

month trip through 15 European countries. Bill 
Beregi recently returned from a trip to visit Patrick 
Holkins in South Africa during the World Cup. He 
is cooking in Kansas City at Celina Tio's restaurant 
called Julian. Dan Quinlan is living in San Fran- 
cisco, where he threw a housewarming party that 
was practically catered by his high school friends. 
Brent Vale showed up with a box of steaks from his 
family ranch, and Hoppy Maffione baked cookies. 
Hope you are well, and please keep me posted on 
your coming adventures! 


Matt Brennan 

matthew.s.brennan 1 

Alex Lebow 

Whether it's the beginning ot a new school year 
or new career, in an entirely new city or just an old 
one you re getting to know better, tall usually brings 
change to the Class of 05. We, Alex Lebow and 
Matt Brennan, were lucky to have the writing of 
our first notes as class secretaries roommates occur 
in September and October, the perfect months to 
see what new and exciting things you all are up to. 

Sarah Donelan is enjoying newfound free time 
after the conclusion of her term as class secretary. 
She started a PhD program in biology — specifically, 
in marine ecology — at Northeastern. She is taking 
classes, teaching labs, and conducting research, 
and recently moved to a new place in Lynn, Mass. 
Sarahs not the only one hitting the books: we ran 
into Catherine Hambleton, w ho is living in New 
Orleans and going to medical school at Tulane, in 
the elevator of our building. Jesse Seegers is start 
ing a three year graduate program in architecture 
at Princeton University; Chelsea Paige is starting 
a PhD program in political science at the Univer- 
sity ot Chicago; and Dan Adler runs into Martha 
Vega Gonzalez on a regular basis at Harvard 1 aw 
School. Andrew Dean is back in London tor an 
\1 V degree m management and has been spending 
some time with Will Riordan and Mary Burris, 
w ho are in tow n as well. 

Others are tackling all sorts ol jobs and trying to 
squee/e in a little time to hang with old friends from 
'05. In New England, Ed Kissel is working at Fidel- 
ity in Boston as an equity analyst covering Internet 
and media stocks, while Elias Feghali moved back 
to the area to work for Pathfinder International 
in Watertown. He welcomed a beautiful puppy 
named Rondo into his family as well. Charlie 
Thornton spent the summer teaching art on Nan- 
tucket and recently opened an exhibition in PAs 
Gelb Gallery featuring his painting, sculpture, and 
architecture work from RISD. Chris Zegel snapped 
his ankle on Aug. 1 and underwent surgery. Hes 
crutchin around until November, but hes back to 
work at St A NCR Sam Lederfine Paskal is work- 
ing as a farmyard educator at Shelburne Farms, Vt., 

as well as at a new local-tood-focused restaurant in 
Burlington, Farmhouse Tap and Grill. She's pumped 
for another season teaching snowboarding at Stowe 
this winter. Elliot Beck is teaching math at Loomis 
Chaffee (though he was still happy to see PA soc- 
cer sweep Loomis in JV2, JV and V girls, JV2 and 
JV boys soccer), and Christian Vareika was the 
campaign coordinator tor former Senator Lincoln 
Chafee 71 s successful campaign to become Rhode 
Island's first Independent governor. 

Further afield, Melanie Kress is living in New 
York and has founded an artists' project space in 
Brooklyn called Concrete Utopia with RosieduPont 
06. Their first exhibition opened in October. Grant 
Yoshitsu is also in town, finishing screenplays for a 
movie and TV show. Speaking of the tube, Anthony 
Reyes is a coordinator and anchor producer for a 
new MSNBC primetime show, Vie Last Word with 
Lawrence O'Donnell. He runs into Alex King and 
Diana Grace on a regular basis. In the "small world" 
category: at reunion, Natasha Midgley and Ciarra 
Schmidt found out that they actually live only a tew 
blocks away from each other, and have been hang- 
ing out a bunch — going out to dinner and such — 
ever since! 

Out west, Zach Sandman and Sims 
Witherspoon just moved from China to San Fran- 
cisco. Sims left a consulting firm in Shanghai and 
took a job with Google. They recently hung with 
Helen Chacon and Ned Henningsen. And Nate 
Scott, who broke our hearts in New Orleans and 
moved to San Francisco to continue his freelance 
work with online marketing, randomly walked into 
a bar they were at a tew weeks ago. Mac King is all 
smiles as he serves up on-air reports at ABC-6 in 
Boise, Idaho (trust us, we've seen the tape). 

On distant shores, Franklin Davison has been 
in Puerto Rico for the last year, teaching American 
history to I lth-graders at the Baldwin School. This 
year he is teaching American history and American 
literature, as well as being a class advisor. He is also 
study ing tor the LSATs. Hilary Fischer-Groban 
received a Clinton Fellowship from the American 
India Foundation, so she'll be in Mumbai for the 
next 10 months doing social media and commu- 
nications for the ICIC1 Foundation for Inclusive 
( irowth If any 05ers will be heading to India soon, 
let her know. Andrew McGowan, who reports a 
summer riding horses in Virginia and hosting Pat 
Shannon at his family 's 4th of July part) on the 
Rappahannock River, left on Oct. 1 3 for a year with 
NOLS in Patagonia. Andrew extends an invitation 
to any 05ers interested in visiting him in northern 
Virginia once he gets back Irom Chile in March. 
Geoff Miller is w orking lor a social development 
organization called lovcfutbol, which partners with 
impoverished communities to build simple, safe, 
and accessible soccer fields for at-risk youth in Gua- 
temala. Brittany Kaiser spent the summer traveling 
around the U.S., Morocco, the Netherlands, and the 
U.K.) then moved to Paris with Vanessa Parkinson 
de Castro to indulge in man) vineyard ami chain 
pagne house tours. Back in London to start an ELM 

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in international human rights law at the University 
of London (while also working at a highly regarded 
veggie restaurant, Sat). Brittany has been spending 
time with Mary Burris, Will Riordan, Vanessa, Beryl 
Sinclair, and Alex Hammer 03. 

As for us, New Orleans is hoppin ': Harry 
Goldstein, Kyle Kucharski, Nathan Kellogg, and 
Alex King visited this August to enjoy a weekend ot 
revelry and live music. We're both English teachers in 
alternative schools just outside the city. Lebow is get- 
ting a recycling program in his school district up and 
running, while Matt is getting ready to apply to PhD 
programs for history and is also copyediting science 
textbooks tor a nonprofit run by Meta Weiss' mom, 
Juli. We see fellow alternative-school teacher Ben 
Hoerner quite a bit, and congratulate him on being 
honored recently as New Orleans Saints "Teacher of 
the Week. One of us is currently in fierce competi- 
tion with Grant Yoshitsu, Brendan McManus, Mac 
King, Billy Doyle, Bobby Spang, Steve Sherrill, 
and Nate Scott in an annual fantasy football league. 
Bet you can guess who. Drop us a line it you're ever 
in the Big Easy. 

Until next time, much love. — Matt and Lebow 


June 10-12, 201 1 

Jeni Lee 

7914 Paragon Circle 
Pleasanton CA 94588-3122 

Paul Voorhees 

345 West Berwicke Common, N.E. 
Atlanta GA 30342 

Members of the Class of 06 graduated, found amaz- 
ing jobs, are pursuing academic degrees, and follow- 
ing their dreams around the world. 

Jamie Love, Julie Wadland, Michael Crivaro, 
and Katie Faulkner work at Andover. Julie is an 
admissions counselor; Jamie is the sports infor- 
mation director; and Mike and Katie are teaching 

Jamie Neuwirth teaches math and coaches foot- 
ball in Mississippi for Teach for America. Melissa 
Chiozzi moved to Boston to pursue an MA degree 
in early childhood education and works as an 
assistant teacher. 

Olivia Mascheroni visited Tokyo, Osaka, and 
Kyoto. After San Diego's Comic Con, she returned 
to work at production company Mandalay Vision 
in NYC, where Olivia visits with Lynettc Lee and 
Susan Ho. Olivia will be moving to Aspen for the 
winter season, and encourages 06ers to visit! 

Tobey Duble teaches at the Manhattan Chil- 
dren's Center, a school for kids with autism. She lives 
near Gordon Murphy. Tobey, Simon Keyes, and 
Derek de Svastich shared dinner. She met up with 

Owen Remeika, Claire Collery, Emily Chappell, 
Tom Tassinari, Melissa Chiozzi, Gordon, Spencer 
Johnson, Louisa Rockwell, and Gabe Worgaftik. 
In Andover, Tobey hung out with Jeff Bakkensen 
and Sarah Linnemann, who joined the Peace Corps 
in the Philippines. Emily travelled in China and Italy 
and works at Chicago's Deloitte & Touche. |etf lives 
in Chicago and is completing a teaching fellowship 
with Urban Prep Academies, an all-male all-black 
public college preparatory school. He shared sushi 
with Alex Campbell and Emily, before attending a 
party with Alex. 

Jane Henningsen interned at the NYC mayor's 
office and lunched with Alex Wolf and Michelle 
Miao. Back at school, she saw Greg Hsu; Greg is 
working for Intervarsity. Jane and Emma King are 
part of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society. 

Liz Finnegan visited Tokyo, Seoul, and Singa- 
pore, and stayed with Susan Ho in Shanghai. In 
Israel, she worked at Megiddo before visitingjerusa- 
lem, the Dead Sea, and Masada. Liz ran into Martha 
Durant on Martha's Vineyard. 

Kate Connors, Alison Occhiuti, and Martha 
met up in Boston. Kate is working in DC, Alison in 
Boston, and Martha at Campbell Soup Company in 
Philadelphia. Laura Ferraro is in medical school. 

Hannah Comeau ran into |ustin Lee and Liz 
Slaughter. Hannah moved to Toulouse, France, to 
teach English. Melissa McDonald lives in Moldova, 
Ukraine, teaches English as a Fulbright Fellow and 
started a girl's soccer program. Melissa and Hannah 
plan to tour Europe together. 

Mike Spiak is in Lusaka, Zambia, interning 
with Grassroot Soccer, an HIV/AIDS prevention 
nonprofit utilizing soccer to inspire kids. Mike, T.J. 
Thompson, James Watson, and Pumi Maqubela 
attended the World Cup. They ran into Sam 
Woolford, Aaron Weisz, |eff Bakkensen, and Mike 
Galaburda while there. Mike Galaburda works in 
NYC for advertising agency Ogilvy. 

Marysia Blackwood lives in Paris and works for 
a law firm. Also in Paris is Anne Renner; the two 
see each other frequently. Gracia Angulo will also 
be living in Paris. Jessica Acosta travelled in South 
America and works as an analyst at trials and inves- 
tigations law firm Balestriere Fariello. Justin Wu 
graduated with a clinical science bachelor's degree 
and is completing the fifth ot six years tor his physi- 
cal therapy doctorate. 

Emily Pollokoff works as an ESL tutor at a uni- 
versity in Santa Barbara. She volunteers at a local 
organic farm, cat shelter, and edits for the Islamic 
Society of Santa Barbara, while applying to PhD 
programs in sociolinguistics. 

Claire Fox started her fifth year at the University 
of Washington, with plans to graduate in the winter. 
Thomas Gcbremedhin met up with Alina Chen, 
Caroline Pires, Sarah McLean, Parag Khandelwal, 
and James Watson to celebrate Caroline's birthday. 
Brad Colbert accepted a job at Facebook's Texas 
office, which he loves. 

Jae Han and Derek Strykowski graduated 
from Brandeis in May. After meeting up with Max 
Parsons, Emily Williams, Lisa Donchak, Brian 

Liu. and Mike Crivaro this summer, Derek launched and is studying music at Tufts. 

Jeff Zhou works in Miami for Boston Consult- 
ing Group. Before the summer, Jeff visited Justin 
Lee at Columbia and saw Eliot Wall 07 in NYC. 
Rob Constantine, Alejandro Castro, Desmond 
Bonhomme-Isiah, Ben Kuller, Isaac Opper, and 
Jae watched the NBA finals together. Over sum- 
mer, Jeff visited China with his brother Larry Zhou 
09 and met up with Michelle Miao and Graham 
Miao 09. Before heading to Miami, Jeff met up with 
Matt Weiss, Desmond, and Blake Hinckley, who 
works at the Boston branch ot BCG. Amy Prosper 
was set to attend but unfortunately could not. Isaac 
is now at Stanford, working toward a PhD degree 
in economics. 

John Lippe works for Deloitte Consulting in 
Washington, DC Peter Kalmakis spent five weeks 
backpacking around Europe before moving to Seat- 
tic as a software developer tor Xbox LIVE at Micro- 
soft. Christa Vardaro also resides in Seattle. 

Kevin Olusola spent the year in China on a Yale 
Fellowship, performing during President Obama's 
China visit; meeting Hillary Clinton and Chinas 
State Chancellor Dai Bingguo; performing with 
singer Li Yu Gang; meeting Herbie Hancock and 
Dee Dee Bridgewater; performing for the U.S. 
Ambassador to China and the PRC Vice Minister 
ot Foreign Affairs and at the World Expo; being 
tweeted about my celeb gossiper Perez Hilton; 
interviewing for Nick Cannon's magazine; losing 50 
pounds; attending Chinese church; finishing up pre- 
med at Yale; waiting to pursue medical school to try 
out music; and joining a power-lifting team. 

Justin Yi works at the Seoul office ot Deutsche 
Bank, experiencing the "challenges and rewards ot 
[being an] expatriate." 

Connor Flynn and Kamila Budzicz married and 
had a son, Sean Connor Flynn. Connor received his 
U.S. Navy Office Commission from the Naval Acad- 
emy before completing the legal officer program at 
Navy Justice School. He is aboard the USS Princeton 
in Seychelles, serving as the ship's legal officer and OT 
division officer, training with the Visit Board Search 
Seizure (VBSS) teams that board pirated vessels. 

Rosie duPont and Melanie Kress 05 cotounded 
Concrete Utopia, a project devoted to the innovative 
cultivation of creative practice in Brooklyn. Matt 
Ward visited J.P. Martignetti to relive the glory 
days ot college. Matt also saw Annie Boylan 07 and 
Andrew Cox 08 at Holy Cross. Kassie Archambault 
teaches special education math to middle-school 
students in the Bronx w hile working toward a mas- 
ter's degree in special education. 

Andrea Coravos and Rashmi Bhat completed 
economics theses last spring. Brendan de Brun 
received his second lieutenant commission at the 
Air Force Academy. Andrea and Brendan saw Rajecv 
Saxena, Connor Flynn, Kassie Archambault. Anna 
Ho, and Chris Sargent on a road trip. Brendan is st.i 
tioned in Columbia, Miss. Andrea visited Nat Lavin 
07 and Lauren Owen before moving to Houston. 
Maggie Reich is in med school in San Antonio 

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M. Conner Stoldt 
94 Saddle Hill Road 
Hopkinton MA 01748-1 102 

Catherine L. Crooke 

61 Eastern Parkway, Apt. 2C 

Brooklyn NY 1 1238-5916 


Sarah Dewey spent the summer teaching at a "nerd 
camp" outside of Boston. Since then, her senior year 
has been jam-packed with giving campus and college 
museum tours, singing a cappella, managing the vol- 
leyball team (which allows her to occasionally see 
Dawson Joyce-Mendive at Tufts), and serving on the 
search committee to find and appoint a new athletic 
director for Williams. Lindsey Anne Hildebrand 
spent the summer as a reading tutor in NYC, where 
she saw Olivia Pei, Eliot Wall, and Dave Cuthell at 
a PA event, and is now back at Wellesley having a blast 
of a senior year. Will Cannon is in Sapporo, Japan, 
for the year, studying Japanese at Hokkaido Uni- 
versity. Molly McGraw and Veronika Kamenova 
did some very intrepid White Mountain climb- 
ing over the summer, and since then reunited with 
Lola Dalrymple and Tasha Keeney to celebrate 
Molly's birthday. During the festivities, crafty Tasha 
saved Molly's cell phone trom a storm drain using a 
contraption made on the fly trom coat hangers and 
duct tape. Claire Voegele is back in Charleston, S.C., 
with no concrete post-college plans, having spent 
seven months abroad in France and Switzerland 
interning at the European Parliament in Strasbourg 
and co-managing inventory control for her cousin's 
imported tea business in Geneva. Susannah Reed 
Poland is running a gleaning project in San Fran- 
cisco as well as the ceramics studio and program at 
Stanford. She will be doing research in Mongolia in 
the coming year, and would love to hear trom anyone 
who has connections there! 

Emma Wood spent most of the summer volun- 
teering at an orphanage in Russia, but had to return 
home abruptly due to an eye injury requiring sur- 
gery. Although she was forced to wear a formidable 
and swashbuckling-inspired eye patch tor several 
weeks, she is now on her way to full recover). Becky 
Agostino is — surprise, surprise — running the 
Community Service Center at Duke, and finds it 
incredible and challenging. She sees Katie Morris 
often, and managed to squeeze in some travel time 
this summer between working in DC and visiting 
her boyfriend in Ecuador. 

Miles Silverman, Brad Colbert '06, Maura 
Mulroy, Jonah Guerin, Katharine Matsumoto, 
and Dave Curtis won second place at trivia night at 
the Park St. Pub in Andover this summer. Katharine. 
Maura and Katie Morris also joined up with Colleen 
Ihurman and Anne Renner 06 for a John Mayer 
concert in Durham, N.C., this July. John Gwin spent 

the summer working in New York at Morgan Stan- 
ley; also at Morgan Stanley were Mike Tully, Devon 
Zimmerling and joey Mensah 08. At the end of the 
summer, John did the Ironman 703 Syracuse triath- 
lon. He is now in England at Oxford for junior year, 
and would love to host anyone who happens to be 
passing through. Steve Farquhar was in LA all sum- 
mer working at USC, and was able to catch up with 
Henry Frankievich a few times as Henry was also in 
town doing a Bank of America internship. 

Chris Li is music director of the Meddie- 
bempsters (the " Yorkies" of Bowdoin) and is student 
conductor of the Chamber Choir. He is in the pro- 
cess of applying to graduate school tor choral con- 
ducting. Chris sees Wes Hartwell during chamber 
choir as well as Megumi Ishizuka 08 with Res Lite, 
and the three of them saw PA's Aya Murata and Deb 
Murphy '86 in Lewiston, Maine, at a recent Andover 
event. Mary Grinton spent Non Sibi Day volunteer- 
ing with Nayab Khan 08, and visited Thao Nguyen, 
Sara Nickel, and Kate Morin in DC during tall 
break. James Flynn spent Non Sibi Day volunteer- 
ing at the Boston Food Bank with Abby Colella 08 
and several current PA students; he also worked as 
a TA during Andover summer session with Kayla 
Lawson and Mike Crivaro 06. 

Ryan Ferguson spent the summer working at a 
community boathouse in Lawrence teaching sail- 
ing and interning at the Massachusetts Democratic 
Party in Boston. He ran into Brooks Canaday, who 
was doing photography for the Boston Herald, at a 
bill signing by Governer Deval Patrick. He spent 
his 21st birthday on Nantucket drinking dark n' 
stormys at the Gazebo. In August, Ryan hung out 
with Steve Stapczynski. newly returned from a year 
in Japan, and Mike DeFelippo. At the end of the 
summer, Ryan and his girlfriend drove across the 
country back to USC; since being back in Califor- 
nia, he has seen quite a lot of Steve Farquhar as well 
as Lucy Bidwell '09 and Courtney King '10. 

Dominick Dejoy is having a whale of a time 
gallivanting around Paris, where he is researching a 
senior thesis on French theory in the 1960s. Olivia 
Pei is also abroad; at the time of sending she was in 
Cape Town, South Africa, after a month in Sao Paulo, 
Brazil, but was planning to head to Hanoi, Vietnam, 
shortly. Evan Moore splits his time between Wes- 
leyan and NYC and is absolutely smitten with his 
lovely new cat, Willoughby. Catherine Crooke 
spent the summer studying Arabic in Amman, Jor- 
dan, after which she visited Danielle Ro thai an in 
Israel tor a very challenging and eye-opening two 
weeks of hiking, toad-tripping, and visiting Israel's 
national parks. Miles Silverman and David Curtis, 
along with Peter Smith and David Cuthell, went on 
a day trip this summer to a roller derby where they 
ran into Katie Morns, Jocelyn Gully, and Hanna 
Gully '09. Danny Silk and Nat Lavin met up this 
summer at an Andover event in New Orleans. Hie 
two had a great evening full of reminiscing and run- 
ning into many fellow alums such as Alex Lebow 
05 and Trey Meyer '09. This fall, Conner Stoldt 
and Dan Pouliot 08 went on a weekend trip to the 
mountains of West Virginia, where they report the 

weather was cold but the hot tubs were not. Sam 
Gould loved his time in Chile earlier this year, but 
is glad to be back in the United States so he can see 
Alex Schwartz more frequently 

Everyone seems to be enjoying their dwindling 
years at college, but we would love to hear more 
from you guys. Each of us will be embarking on new 
chapters in life, so please share where these journeys 
take you. — Conner 


Mary Doyle 

Story House-Box 389 

742 N. Amherst Ave. 

Claremont CA 9171 1 

781-439-5209 (Cell) 

Lydia Dallett 
Princeton University 
0241 Frist Campus Center 
Princeton NJ 08544 
508-265-1005 (Cell) 

Aopome HyAb-Bocesib! Hello from the Russian- 
Estonian border, where Philip Meyer and I, Mary 
Doyle, have been waiting in line at border control 
for three hours; we are both studying at St. Peters- 
burg State University this fall, exploring Europe's 
northern parallels as we mumble the unrelenting 
Russian language pneumonics of Mr. Victor Svec. 

Our 08 crew is studying all over the globe this 
fall, so let's start with Europe: Chip Schroeder and 
Oliver Bloom are studying at Oxford, and Andrew 
Clay is in London. Around France, Kate Measom 
is in Aix-en-Provence, Annabel Graham and Haley 
Bruns are in Paris, and Nicole Duddy is in Lyon. 
Johnny Bukawyn, Kimbo Chang, and Jorden 
Zanazzi are all in Italy. Dana Feeny is in Barcelona, 
and Alyssa Warren is in Copenhagen. 

Moving east: Nkem Oghedo is studying in 
Cairo, Egypt, and Sara Wallace is at the Univer- 
sity of Damascus in Syria. Chris Waskom is in 
Hong Kong this semester, and Mike Palermo is in 

Lambros Theofanidis ran into Naomi Sobelson 

at a bar in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Lambros, 
Naomi, and Joy Fowlkes are all studying. 

This summer, Hillary Baker studied in Toledo, 
Spain (coincidently, in the same program as Renee 
Amirault '07!). Farah Dahya also studied in Spain, 
and Margaux Cerruti and Tbmas Rojo spent July 
m Madrid, where Stephane Philippon joined them 
for a week. Margaux and Tomas have moved into a 
new apartment in Paris, and Margaux has plans to 
spend next tall in China. 

Beijing was an '08 hot spot this summer: Adam 
Giansiracusa ran into Tantum Collins while Adam 
was on vacation there in August. Megan Richards 
spent'part of the summer there working on a docu- 
mentary, and Paul Hsiao studied. Chip Schroeder 
worked for a private equity firm in Beijing, traveling 

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to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, tor a monthlong gold 
exploration project in the Gobi Desert. 

In Prague, Radka Slamova and Manuel 
Rodriguez met up at a cottee bar. Nate Thomas 
spent the summer interning tor Citibank in Singa- 
pore, and Katie Zimmerman volunteered in Russia, 
taking time to explore Moscow and St. Petersburg. 
Rachel Cohen did Birthright in Israel with Penn 
Hillel, and Kate Foley interned at the Guide Dogs 
tor the Blind Association in Scotland. 

Jake Bean spent the summer aboard the U.S.S. 
Ronald Reagan; after embarking from Pearl Harbor 
in July, he spent a month out in the South Pacific, 
swabbing the flight deck, running drills, and hang- 
ing out with big guns. 

Back on the mainland, Blaine Johnson spent 
the summer working at an adventure camp in the 
North Carolina wilderness. LizMacMillan interned 
in Minneapolis tor the summer, making it up to 
Maine to see Dave Holliday. Murphy Temple was 
a summer session counselor at Vale, and Megumi 
Ishizuka worked tor Big Borthers Big Sisters in 
Boston. Kate Measom interned at the Medical Uni- 
versity ot South Carolina as part ot the spinal cord 
injury research team. 

Steph Clegg participated in a teaching-tellow- 
esque program with Wellesley College: after spend- 
ing last school year preparing a cirriculum, she spent 
the summer teaching high school chemistry. Molly 
Shoemaker and Evan DelGaudio both interned at 
the Weston Playhouse in Vermont; Andover teach- 
ers Bruce Bacon and Mark Efinger visited their for- 
mer Drama Lab producers in Weston. 

At Andover Commencement 2010,1 got to see 
Christina Coravos as well as Jonathan Adler, Phil 
Meyer, and Teddy Collins, who returned to see their 
former freshman pretectees graduate! lonathan 
spent a fourth summer working tor the Browns toot- 
ball franchise, still in denial that he no longer lives in 
the Cleveland, Ohio, area. 

Kate Iannarone, Erika Langley, and Maggie 
LeMaitre saw Allie Parr perform as part ot an opera 
program at the New England Conservatory this 
summer. Kym Louie, majoring in math and the- 
atre at Harvey Mudd, spent the summer at UCLA 
continuing research into mathematical models for 
gang violence. Veda Eswarappa spent the summer 
around Boston, doing research at the Immune Dis- 
ease Institute at Harvard Medical School. 

Ben Schley worked in the Bay Area this sum- 
mer and lived next door to Steve Bartz. He went to 
a San Francisco Giants game with Chris Waskom 
and Kimbo Chang. Rajit Malhotra was a financial 
analyst at AmerisourceBergen in Philadelphia, and 
Nkem Oghedo interned in Seattle, where she met 
up with Alex Tayara. 

Sara Ho loved her architecture program at 
Harvard School ot Design this summer and caught 
dinner with Simone Salvo, Jamie Harisiades, 
Alyssa Warren, and Megumi Ishi/.uka. Earlier this 
Summer, Nicole Duddy worked for Philadelphia 
Freedom Schools. 

Emerson Moore. Zach Feldman, Paul Joo, 
Chad Hollis, Ben Schley and James Sawabini 

sailed across the Long Island Sound, invading Foster 
Jebsens house on Lloyds Neck. On Cape Cod, 
Mike Ciummei, J.R Santaniello, John Twomey. 
Shaun Stuer 09, and James Rockas spent a weekend 
at Mike Palermo's house. 

J.J. McGregor interned tor the Missouri Maver- 
icks hockey team this summer in Kansas City, getting 
a chance to see a lot of Cassidy Carpenter. Cassid\ 
is coauthoring a paper with a child psychiatrist this 
tall concerning child attachment. Kelly Fox worked 
with a transplant surgeon at Mass. General Hospital 
this summer, popping down to DC to visit the U.S. 
Department ot Education in her role as Presiden- 
tial Scholar Advisor. Rachel Cohen did cardiology 
research at Penn Vet, and Megan Richards researched 
at Tuft's psychology and neuroscience lab. 

InNewYork.AbbyColella, Lucas McMahon, and 
I saw a lot ot each other this summer; Abby worked 
tor Signature Theatre Company, preparing tor a New 
York revival ot Angels in America, Lucas worked tor a 
Broadway PR firm, and I interned at a nonprofit on 
the Lower East Side. Joey Mensah also worked in 
New York and spent time with Travis Wright, Emer- 
son Moore, and Foster Jebsen. While visiting New 
York, Hillary Baker got to see Mercy Bell, Nkem 
Oghedo, Arianna Van Sluytman, Carolyn Chica, 
and Hailee Miner. Hillary also ran into Atima Lui 
while delayed at LaGuardia on her way home! 
Ker-Yu Ong trekked to NY to see Ellie Choi, Osei 
Wilkes, Jacqueline Hall, and Evan Hawk 

James Rockas, Mike Palermo, Adam Giansiracusa, 
and Katie Costello lived together while interning 
in DC this summer. Siobhan Alexander, who has 
transferred to BU, reunited with 08ers in Boston tor 
Restaurant Week; she met up with Nich Koh, who 
returned to the U.S. to start at .Amherst this tall. 

Matt Cranney and Zach Dixon planned a mega- 
reunion at Dixons Wesleyan fraternity house in July 
(to which a tew hundred of us were invited on Face- 
book!). Dan Pouliot, Jimmy Spang, Lou Tejada, 
Chad Hollis, and plenty ot '07 and 09 alums were in 
attendence. That weekend, Jen Downing celebrated 
her birthday in New Haven with Kristy Spiak, Chad, 
Phil Meyer, Zach, and Lou. 

You guys are all up to such fantastic stuff — keep 
the updates coming! Blue love. — Mary 


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As members ot the Class of 2009 headed into their 
second year ot college, the summer beforehand was 
filled with alumni reunions all across the country. In 
May Taryn Wiens stayed at Hanna Gully s house 
in Andover and saw Hanna. Dylan Gulley 12, and 
Jocelyn Gully 0~. as well as Julia MacNelly and Eli 
Grober. They also celebrated Anabel Bacon s birth- 
day. Taryn also met up with Anisah Giansiracusa 
in New York as well as Antoinette Oot, Danica 
Mitchell, and Sofie Myers. Later that month 
Veronica Faller, Caroline Colombo. Carl Jackson, 
Andi Zhou, Cassie McManus, and Alex Cope went 
camping in New Hampshire and climbed Mount 
Latayette while decked out in PA gear. Larry Zhou 
spent his summer in China and while there met up 
with Tony Zou, Tantum Collins 08 and Michael 
Zhan 08 in Beijing tor dinner at the famous Blue 
Frog Restaurant overlooking the Sanlitun Village. 
A mutual triend and Beijing native also hosted 
Larry, Tony, Alicia Keyes, Gustavo Tavares, Lillian 
Reape, Rebecca Bendetson, and Alex Du TO tor a 
night ot music, dancing, and singing at Vie s night- 
club. Larry, Graham Miao, and Tim Wong then 
enjoyed foot massages in Shanghai. Not too tar 
away, Carolyn Han spent July and August in Hong 
Kong and happened to run into Alex Wong '0~, 
Chris Cheung 08, and Kyle Ofori on separate occa- 
sions. Jennifer Morgan spent her summer interning 
in Washington, DC, where she spent time with Zoe 
Bogus and Emanuel Feld. In July Jennifer visited 
Tory Seman and Stephanie Yu in Boston. Becca 
Bendetson, along with Lillian Reape. Sam Poliquin 
TO, Nick Grace TO, and Fred Grace TO, all made a 
trip to Puerto Yallarta, Mexico. Allison Theriault, 
Thor Shannon, Cora Lewis, Anne Motlow, and 
Annalee Leggett met in NYC over the summer. 
Tina Kit grabbed dinner with Stephanie Moroney 
and caught up with Greta Martin and Kaitlin 
Gaiss to see a movie. Gloria Odusote visited Cam- 
bridge and had dinner with Jean Fang, Carl Jack- 
son, Christian Anderson, and Chelsea Carlson. 
Victoria Sanchez crashed a Yale sailing team party 
and saw Louisa Chafee and Ashley Noble as well 
as some 0" and 08 alums. William Burke and Asa 
Harrington drove from Boulder, Colo., to Boston in 
10 days, doing 150 miles ot bike tours in Chicago, 
Niagara Falls, and Toronto. 

September marked the start ot sophomore year 
tor most 09ers. On Sept. 3 Rekha Auguste-Nelson 
and Trisha Macrae celebrated their birthdays at 
Harvard University in William Burkes suite. With 
them tor the celebration were Clare Monfredo. 
Sarah Sheu. Christine Choi. James Martino. Ali- 
cia Keyes, Zoe Weinberg, Sophie Scolnik-Brower 
08, Catherine Coppinger, and Teddy Louis. That 
same month Courtnie Crutchtield visited \ ictoria 
Sanchez at Yale for a few days. In New York near 
Columbia, Tina Kit and Deidra Willis spent a tull 
day shopping. In Boston Rishi Jalan visited Boston 
College to hang out with Morgan Healey. Moses 
Kim. and Brooks Dyroff Mali Bowers stayed with 
Katie Parolin at Boston University, where they 
had lunch with Morgan Healey. Annie Pates TO, 
and Chris Kreider TO. In Harvard Square Sophia 

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Lee caught up with Tom Hamel 10 and William 
Thompson-Butler. In October Arun Saigal visited 
BC and had tun with Morgan f lealey and Alex Choi. 
By chance, Tina ran into Sophia Lee on a bus back 
to New York. Over at Wesleyan, Jill KozlorF, Nick 
Craven, and Cilenn Stovvell have lunch together from 
time to time. On Oct. 9 Carolyn Calabrese went to 
Columbia to spend time with Sophie Shimer and 
Marianna Jordan. During her visit, she ran into 
Emma Goldstein, Alex Moss, and Jack Dickey on 
the streets of New York City. Katie Parolin, Mali 
Bowers, Julia MacNelly, and Melissa Ferrari 10 
spent a rainy day shopping in Cambridge. At Colum- 
bia, Alex Park, Graham Miao, and Tony Zou enjoy 
playing lor the varsity squash team together after 
playing on the squash team at Andover. As the new- 
ness of a second year at college settles in, the Class of 
2009 still manages to keep in touch. — Deidra 

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Courtney King 
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Sam August, now at Penn State, reports, "The nos- 
talgia I have for Andover is overwhelming, and I'm 
wicked |ealous of all my friends who get to go back 
there this year." 

Faiyad Ahmad went to New York this summer 
with Matt Lawlor, Aditya Mithal, and Nick Serna, 
and later spent a week in Maine with Matt Sara 
Bakrow spent two weeks in Peru this August. Dur- 
ing her first day of classes at BC she ran into Annie 
Pates and Chris Kreider as well as Morgan I leale\ 
09 and Alex Choi 09. 

Trevor Braun played with NHL players from 
Ostrava, Czech Republic, this summer He now 
plays junior hockey tor the Valley |r. Warriors with 

Red Colson. Annie Brown taught swimming and 
ritlery at a New Hampshire summer camp. Over the 
summer Dayo Adewole saw Jasmine Stovall and 
Sophia Bernazzani in DC. Keaton Cashin is play- 
ing hockey this year tor a junior program and trained 
over the summer with Garnet Hathaway. 

So tar this year Bobby Chen has serenaded the 
Obama family at the White House and performed at 
DCs Kennedy Center and tor the Board of Commis- 
sioners of the U.S. Department of Education. 

Vivian Chen had dinner with Anthony White, 
Jasmine Stovall, Tristin Moone, Nicole Okai, 
Chanel O'Brien, and Sam Burwell 09 in NYC 
before heading to Cornell. There she proudly rows, 
"representing Andover Crew with Charlie Walters." 

This summer Natalie Cheng traveled to China, 
where she visited family and interned at a TV sta- 
tion, editing her own news clip. She then went to 
Lollapalooza along with many alumni. Lucy Arnold 
travelled to Europe tor five weeks "with an Exie," but 
then ran into tour Andover alums in Barcelona and 
felt restored in her alumna pride. 

Taylor Clarke worked with Mat Kelley and 
Celia Lewis in PA's Office of Alumni Affairs over the 
summer and, now at Columbia, has connected with 
Nonye Odukwe and Tina Kit 09. 

Ellen Blindauer writes from USC, "I'm loving 
the California sunshine and Trojan spirit, living with 
Alanna Waldman, and pledging Pi Beta Phi with 
Courtney King! 

Emelyn Chew saw Drake Ambroze, Matt 
Renner, Teddy Teece 09, and Andrew Malin 09 at 
the New York electric music festival, Electric Zoo. 
David Chung is w orking tor the Brown Daily Herald. 
Rachel C oleman, Sarah Jacobson, and Sophia Jia 
celebrated their PA graduation with a trip to England 
and the Glastonbury Music Festival this summer. 

From fohns Hopkins, Duncan Crystal writes, "I 
am singing a cappella with Peter Yang. Again. 

Jack Doyle spent the 4th of July with Charlie 
Walters, Kyle Franco, Tyler Jennings, Redmond 
Colson, Sebastian Becker. Khalid McCaskill, Sayer 
Mansfield, and Caroline O'Sullivan at the Walters 
Like house in New Hampshire. Alex Farrell spent the 
4th in Greenw ich, Conn., at Whitney Fords house 
with Caroline Gezon and, in August, attended Lol- 
lapalooza w ith ( iourtney King and Hannah Bardo. 

In August, Josh T. Feng met up with Tyler 
Bond. Bobby Chen, and Andrew S. Lee in NYC 
to sec the ream USA basketball game \s, f iance at 
Madison Square Garden. Taryn Ferguson spent 
much ol summer w ith Zhve Fumudoh and Andrew 

Townson in addition to seeing Sayer Mansfield and 
Courtney King briefly in Andover, and Juliet Liu 
in New York. 

Whitney Ford took a trip to the World Cup in 
South Alrica, then spent a week visiting Sara Alban 
in Managua, Nicaragua. Ziwe Fumudoh spent main 
weekends this summer with Andrew Townson, 
Emilyjohnson, Colleen Flanagan, and a number of 
other day students and local boarders in Andover. 

Spencer Macquarrie is playing lacrosse at Mid- 
dlebury, where, after tour years at Andover, he and 
Peter Hetzler again live in the same dorm. Chanel 
O'Brien is getting settled into Drexel and has met 
up with Dayo Adewole, Julie Xie, Tim Ghosh, Scott 
Dzialo 09, and several others from Penn. 

Studying at U-Chicago, Andrew Hong saw 
Trisha Macrae and Michaeljit Sandhu 09 and is 
enjoying his math class and the occasional, quite 
lucrative psychological study. Ben Nichols is enjoy- 
ing Boston University, where he's caught up with 
Ryan Furlong 09 and Tom Hubschman. He works 
as a valet and math tutor. 

At UNC Will Lindsey was elected to Student 
Congress. He has seen Fred Grace and Nick Grace, 
Jackie Wallace, Alexis Daw kins. Dan Silva 08, 
Will Eastman 08, Luke Duprey, and Dave Barry. 
Andrew Khang is studying business at Washington 
University in St. Louis. He made the volleyball club 
team and often sees Mollie Lee, Jeff Abboud 08, 
and Atima Lui 08. 

Dan Austin and Luke Miller 08 are playing tor 
Brown's football team. They beat Harvard in the 
first ni$lt game of Brown's history earlier this year. 
Jen Oesterling is in University ot Michigan's pre-vet 
medical association. She ran into Annie Bonitas 
and Greg Hanafin on Non Sibi Day. 

During his gap year, Julian Chernyk attended 
Oktobertest in Munich and the running ot the bulls 
in Pamplona. He plans to visit Rio de Janeiro for 

Sara Alban w rites from Tulane, "1 am loving all 
the crazy people in New Orleans, but miss little 
things like boys in button-down shirts and girls in 
cardigans. Also, 1 can't remember the last time I saw 
the color 'Nantucket red,' so that's pretty sad." 

Max Png is playing club tennis at Dartmouth as 
well as working tor the school's emergency medical 
service. Avery Stone plays tor Amherst's women's 
ice hockey team with Kaitlyn Mclnnis '09 and 
Steph Clegg 08. She's also met up with Meghan 
McCatterty and Amanda Brisco, who pla) vol 
ley ball and soccer. Tavie Abell is running cross 
country at Tulane. Her team won the Watson Ford 
Invitational in t llinton, Miss. At school she regularly 
sees Sara Alban, Nick Wideman, and Reese Osta. 

Billy Fowkes hangs out with Jack Doyle and 
Anna Fang at Yale, w here he proudly reports already 
receiving more than four cuts. At Duke I red ( Irace 
sees Will Eastman 08, plays on the squash team with 
Ishan Kapoor 09, Andrew Aug 09, Tim Wong 09, 
I >ave Koppel 08, and his brother Nick Grace. 

Claire King has joined Hamilton Colleges 
ill female ./ cappella group, Tumbling After, and 
is enjoying school again with her sister, Abby 


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King '07. Annie Li. Jack You, and David Chung met 
up at Brow n. |ulie Xie is working as an assistant stage 
manager tor a light opera theater company and pho- 
tographing tor UPenns yearbook. During a recent 
visit to DC, she saw Lauren Kim, Rachel Zappala, 
and Michael Yoon. 

Alec Bingaman is playing sprint football at 
Princeton, throwing the javelin on the track team, 
and is pursuing a potential major in Classics. Annie 
Pates saw Dayo Adewole, Tom Hamel. and Kyle 
Rhee in Harvard Square and Andrew Lee and 
Tom Hubschman at BU. She also saw Ric Best 
earlier this tall at his spinach-eating contest. Danny 
McMurtrie interned at the Virginia governor's 
office over the summer. 

Since arriving at USC, Alanna Waldman joined 
the sorority Gamma Phi Beta, the club water polo 
team, and three community service projects. Jane 
Thomas passed the EMT National Registry exam 
in August, and now works as a surgical assistant 
for a doctor in Campbell, Calif., during the day 
and attends paramedic school at night as an intern. 
Shane Bouchard is coxing tor Harvards freshman 
lightweight rowers and writes tor the Crimson along 
w ith several other Phillipian CXXXIIers. 

Eric Sirakian is studying acting at the London 
Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He ran into 
Ellie Shepley 08 at a performance at Shakespeare's 
Globe. At Stanford, Jennifer Schaffer ran into John 
Yang-Sammataro and, along w ith fellow Philomath 
alumna Tiffany Li 09, is competing w ith the Stan- 
ford Debate Society. 

At Yale, Juliet T. Liu is writing and taking photos 
tor the Yale Daily News and is studying theater and 
filmmaking. She's enjoyed seeing Teddy Collins 08, 
Murphy Temple 08, and Erica Segall 09, and spend- 
ing time with tellow members of 20 1 0. — Sascha 


Andy and Jennie Cline 

P.O. Box 1 562 

Southwest Harbor ME 04679 


This edition of emeriti new s must begin with a huge 
expression ot gratitude to Carroll and Elaine Bailey 
tor all the energy, love, and dedication they ha\ e put 
into being "class secretaries'' tor our group. To an 
extraordinary couple who have given so much of 
themselves to the Andover community — current, 
past, and extended — we say a heartfelt "thank you, 
dear friends!" 

This summer and tall have been filled w ith con- 
siderable travel tor PA emeriti, also some new teach- 
ing opportunities, some relocations, and unfortu- 
nately the passing ot some former colleagues. In 
August we learned about the death of Bertie Soulc. 
Cooley House hostess and w ife of former medical 
director Francis Soule. In October Peter Baleyko 
died in New Hampshire, and Decna Hammond, 
wife ot former math instructor Ted Hammond. 

died in Brunswick, Maine on Nov. 3. And, sadly, 
we must also report that Bill Brown '34 died on 
Nov. 14. Please see the In Memoriam section tor 
more information about these beloved former 
faculty members. 

When he's not busy with activities at the local 
Quaker meetinghouse. Sim Hyde '37 devotes time 
to painting and is getting ready tor a group show, 
Tlirec over SO, scheduled tor February. He and wife 
Ann Hyde, who loves to garden, remain active in 
their Portland, Ore., community. Although they 
may have to give up sailing on the Columbia River 
without help from younger hands, there is "much 
to be thankful tor. In May friends and relatives of 
Georges Krivobok gathered in Germany to cele- 
brate his "80 Springs. Then in August Georges and 
Marie-Lou Krivobok set sail from Amsterdam to 
New York aboard the M S Eurodam. They report, 
"This voyage was very comfortable and most inter- 
esting as it took us back to America via the North 
Atlantic, with ports of call in Edinburgh. Scotland; 
the Faroe Islands; Reykjavik, Iceland: Greenland; 
and Newfoundland." Hurricane Earl forced the 
ship to duck south, missing a planned stop in Nova 
Scotia but still reaching NYC on schedule. After 
enjoying time with children and grandchildren, 
the Krivoboks will be in Naples, Fla., until next 
May and would w elcome visits from PA colleagues, 
active or retired. "We send greetings to all," writes 
Georges, "as we remember the beehive-on-the- 
Hill' community very fondly." 

Other travelers include Don and Betsy Abbott, 
who had the experience of a lifetime in |une during 
their two-week trip first to the Amazon Rainforest tor 
a "crash course" in forest dynamics and ecology and 
then to the Pantanal tor spectacular viewing of birds 
and wildlife. George and Pat Edmonds enjoyed a 
special trip to Italy in the Veneto area. Their Sep- 
tember sojourn was a combination of a Sister City 
(Sarasota, Fla., and Treviso, Italy) Palladio architec- 
tural and Prosecco tour. Pat was even the "interna- 
tional" judge in a Polenta Festival contest. Alice and 
Steve Tung have been having fun connecting with 
family and friends in Geneva, Hong Kong, Austra- 
lia, and China during the past year. In September, 
Neil and Betsey Cullen traveled to Italy, where they 
sang with 1 00 others in L'mbria with the Berkshire 
Choral Festival — a great trip during w hich they also 
visited Rome and Geneva, Switzerland. 

Betsey and Neil live in West Chester, PA, in the 
beautiful Brandywine Valley south ot Philadelphia, 
where they sing in the Chester County Choral 
Singers, take courses (poetry, art, literature) at the 
University of Delaware's lifelong learning institute, 
garden, and take time to visit son Doug, daughter 
Rebecca and their families. David and Rachel 
Penner kicked oH their first tall of retirement with 
a two-week cruise excursion in Russia. The trip 
began in St. Petersburg, with time there to visit the 
Hermitage, the nearby Peterhof, and Catherines 
palaces, before traveling by ship to Moscow, with 
stops in Mandrogy, Kizhi, Goritzy, Yaroslavl, and 
L'glich. They enjoyed terrific on board lectures, 
interesting on-shore tours, and fabulous weather. 

Helen "Skip" Eccles has moved to Edgewood 
Retirement Community in North Andover, and is 
delighted that Audrey "Naut" Bensley is also there. 
"It means a lot to both of us," says Skip, "including 
lots of laughs. Seems very appropriate, too, since 
Gordon "Diz" Bensley and Frank "Skip Eccles 
came to Andover at roughly the same time back in 
the 1940s." Also relocated, Don and Ursula Bade 
sold their Byfield, Mass., house and moved 1 5 miles 
south to the Brooksby Village retirement commu- 
nity in Peabody, Mass. They love their southeast 
corner apartment, enjoy having one meal a day pro- 
vided — in any of five dining rooms with excellent 
food — have a fitness center and pool in their build- 
ing, and would be pleased to have friends visit. After 
several years in their Grantham, N.H., home, Janette 
Hannah has moved to a condo, which is more con- 
veniently in town (Hanover, N.H.) and near where 
husband Frank Hannah is receiving ongoing care. 
Wendy and Jack Richards have been in their new 
"digs" since early May, when they moved from 
Sunapee, N.H., to a cottage in "The Boulders," the 
newly-opened campus in RiverWoods retirement 
community in Exeter, N.H. They are rinding the 
Seacoast area tull of interesting places and opportu- 
nities. Florida is still in their winter plans, but they 
anticipate selling their Naples house and being rent- 
ers tor a shorter time. 

Under the heading "its in our blood, several 
colleagues continue in "the family business." Elwin 
Sykes is teaching part-time at Concord Academy. 
Meredith Price is tutoring Lawrence High School 
kids tor the SAT Verbal test and in writing college 
applications under the aegis ot a wonderful pro- 
gram called Adelante. Carl Bewig traveled to Hong 
Kong to help a school there develop its college 
counseling program. And Suzy Joseph recently 
spent three months in Valladolid, Spain, teach- 
ing English in a French lycee. Meredith continues 
singing in the New England Classical Singers and 
has recovered trom May knee replacement in time 
to resume weekly doubles tennis with the "Friday 
Night Fun Bunch." Suzy and her husband, Gerard, 
still live in Biarritz, France, where he enjoys garden- 
ing and bridge, and she does volunteer work u lth 
adolescents in need and immigrants wanting to 
learn French. They have recently trav eled through- 
out Indonesia and then to Sydney, Australia. 

Meanw hile on Cape Cod. Bob Moss is involved 
in running the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, 
a museum on the site of Chatham's famous ship-to- 
shore radio station, built by Marconi in 1914 fol- 
lowing the Titanic s sinking. The center opened this 
summer and has been rilled w ith \ isitors daily The 
C MMCs educational outreach program supports 
teaching science in area public schools by offering 
both demonstrations in the classroom and field trips 
to the center. Caroline Bridgman Rees remains 
active and engaged in New Haven. Conn., and says 
her tour children and five grandchildren are all flour 
ishing.Jon and Cindy Stableford are settling in well 
as year-round Yermonters, as is the case for your 
scribes here in Maine. Jennie and 1. Andy Cline. 
send warm greetings to all from Down East. 

Andover \ Winter 20 11 1 1 9 



Peter J. Baleyko 

Nashua, N.H.; Oct. 12,2010 

Peter J. Baleyko, 89, died at Community Hospice 
House in Merrimack, N.H., after a lengthy battle 
with skin cancer. He worked at Andover from 1970 
to 1 986 as assistant to the comptroller and assistant 
line coach for the football team. Baleyko attended 
Boston College, where he was cocaptain of the toot- 
ball team. He was a |esuit brother in the Society of 
Jesus tor 10 years before becoming a faculty admin- 
istrator at Andover. 

His survivors include tour sisters and several 
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his 
wife, Ruth. 

William H. Brown '34 

Bath, Maine; Nov. 14,2010 


William H. Brown died at age 94 at Mid Coast 
Hospital in Brunswick, Maine, from complications 
resulting from a tumble from his trusty battery-pow- 
ered trike. 

He was a teacher tor 72 straight years — 41 in the 
English department at Phillips Academy and tor 31 
more years after he retired to Bath, up the Sasanoa 
River from the family summer gathering place on 
MacMahan Island, where his ashes will be sprinkled 
at his and wife Lee's gravesite. He and Lee Brooks 
were wed in Berwyn, Pa., in June 1940; she passed 
away in 2002. 

His second career included teaching an older gen- 
eration poetry and literature at Midcoast Senior Col- 
lege in Bath. In June 2010, he was awarded the col- 
leges first Wheeler Thompson Founders Award tor 
excellence in teaching. For a younger generation he 
started, in 1 98 1 , his own Ad Hoc School in Bath, and 
for several years he packaged his teaching skills with a 
newly discovered green thumb as horticulture coach 
tor fifth-graders in Bath's Fisher-Mitchell School. 
As if teaching didn't keep him busy enough, he also 
acted in amateur stage productions and was a Meals 
on Wheels deliveryman and visitor to shut-ins. 

After earning a BA degree from Harvard College 
in 1938, he started teaching at Andover. Later, he 
earned a master's degree at the Bread Loaf School of 
English at Middlebury College. Enlisting in the U.S. 
Army in 1 942, he served as a radio signal officer and 
fought on the front lines during World War II in Ger- 
many, earning a Bronze Star. 

Bill Brown's career as instructor, housemaster, and 
coach at Andover was distinguished in diverse ways. 

He chaired the English department tor several years, 
edited the school's alumni magazine, and, in the late 
1970s, launched and edited Vie Andover Renew, A 
journal for Secondary Education. 

Last year, he was inducted into the Andover Ath- 
letics Hall of Honor, chiefly for starting, in 1955, a 
crew program from scratch, begging slightly beat-up 
shells from the Princeton, Yale, and Harvard crews. 
The program quickly developed and rose to promi- 
nence. In 1959, following the eights' first place 
at Interschols, he and his dear colleague Simeon 
Hyde '37, retired dean of Andover's faculty, led the 
Andover oarsmen in the Henley Royal Regatta at 
Henley-on-Thames, England. At the 50th anniver- 
sary of its founding, a fund tor crew was established 
in Bill Brown's name, and a bay of a soon-to-be-built 
boathouse was recently named in his honor. He was 
instrumental in launching the crew program at Bow- 
doin College in 198". 

"A great mentor, teacher, coach, and writer, Bill 
Brown is remembered fondly by generations of 
Andover alumni and by the generations of kids he 
took under wing following his retirement to Maine,' 
said Head of School Barbara Landis Chase. "Bill 
Brown was a good and inspiring man. 

He is survived by four children, Stephanie Shea, 
Rutus, )udson '65, and Paul 68; eight grandchil- 
dren; and three great-grandchildren. 

— Judson B. Brown '65 
Note; Please visit the Academvs website at www About Newsroom /Pages Coach 
BrownObit.aspx tor more about Bill Brown and to 
share your thoughts. 


Virginia J. Hammond 

Brunswick, Maine; Nov. 3, 20 1 

Virginia "Deena" Hammond died at age 93. She 
was the wife of Edmond "Ted" E. Hammond Jr. '40, 
Andover math instructor from 1953 to 1987. 

Mrs. Hammond devoted her energies to raising 
her family and serving her community. An outdoors 
enthusiast, she made significant contributions to 
boating, hiking, and fishing resources in Andover 
and later in Brunswick. She was a local and regional 
leader in the United States Pony Club for 30 years 
and a popular riding instructor. 

She is survived In sons I ric |ones 66, ChristO 
pher Jones '68, and Matthew Hammond 75) step- 
son Marc I lammond; daughter Natalie H. Rockwell 
"6; two sisters; five grandchildren; and a great- 
granddaughter. Ted Hammond died in 2008. 

Elizabeth Ragle Soule 

Sandwich, Mass.; Aug. 27, 20 1 

Elizabeth "Bertie" Soule, wife of former PA medical 
director Francis "Frank Soule and longtime hostess 
tor Cooley House student receptions, died at age 89. 

Both the daughter and the wife of U.S. Navy 
physicians, she met her future husband in Hono- 
lulu shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor. They 
married in 1 94 3 and served together in numerous 

navy assignments in the continental U.S. and the 
Philippines. A consistently gracious hostess, Mrs. 
Soule supported her husband's rise to chief of clini- 
cal services at the National Naval Medical Center in 
Bethcsda, Md. 

Following his retirement from the navy, they relo- 
cated to Andover. The couple lived and worked on 
campus from 1970 to 1978. In 1979 they moved to 
Sandwich, Mass., on Cape Cod, where Mrs. Soule 
quickly became involved in the community, in par- 
ticular with St. John's Episcopal Church. 

Mrs. Soule is survived by sons John, Dick '68, and 
Bob '72; a sister; six grandchildren; and three great- 
grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband 
in 1986. 



Barrett C Nichols 

Falmouth, Maine; June 11,2010 


Charles J. Pickett 

Iowa City, Iowa; April 6, 20 1 


D. Chadwick Braggiotti 

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Feb. 2, 20 10 


Elizabeth Holihan Giblin 

Sarasota, Fla.; Aug. 2, 2010 

Lovett C. Peters 

Chestnut Hill, Mass.; Nov. 11,2010 

Lovett "Pete" C. Peters was born in Amherst, Mass., 
in 1913. Upon his graduation from Yale and induc- 
tion into the Phi Beta Kappa Society in 1936, he 
embarked on a long and successful career as a finan- 
cier and philanthropist, beginning in 1 936 at Bankers 
Trust in New York City. 

During World War 11, he was a consultant to 
the Army Air Force on military airplane contracts, 
including production of such legends as the DC-3, 
B-24, and B-I7. Following the war, he held posi- 
tions of increasing responsibility at Laclede Gas in St. 
1 iuiis and Continental Oil (now ConocoPhillips) in 
Houston, where he rose to executive vice president. 
In 1966, he moved back to Massachusetts, first as 
president of Cabot Corporation and later as princi- 
pal of Peters Associates. His expertise in the energy 
business encompassed gas, oil, and coal. 

Upon turning 75, Peters transitioned from the 
world of business to the world of ideas. In 1 988 he 
founded the Pioneer Institute, a think tank based 
in Boston that focuses on tree-market solutions to 
Massachusetts' public policx issues. One ol Pioneer's 
missions is improving educational opportunities for 
all children in the state A recipient of scholarship aid 
to both Phillips Academy and Yale, Peters fervently 
believed all children deserve to have the same superb 
teachers and joy of learning he had experienced. All 
of his family and his wife's — had been teachers. 

As chairman of Pioneer Institute, he played a key 

120 Andover | Winter 201 1 

role in the development ot charter schools in the 
Commonwealth. Building on the bipartisan reforms 
enacted under Gov. William Weld in 1 993, Massa- 
chusetts achieved dramatic academic gains. By the 
turn of the century, the state's test scores were among 
the highest in the world. 

A man of ideas, Peters, in 2000. founded the Save 
a School Foundation, offering SI million to school 
districts willing to convert their worst-performing 
schools into high-performing charter schools. 

Peters served on a number ot tor-profit and non- 
profit boards, including the Boston Sate Deposit and 
Trust, the Foundation tor Economic Education, and 
Hillsdale College. An Abbot Academy trustee ( 1 96"- 
1 973 ) and an Alumni council member ( 1 96 1 - 1 964), 
he and wife Ruth Stott Peters '34 received Andover's 
Claude Moore Fuess Award in 1 9~8. 

Peters was predeceased by his beloved wife 
of ""0 years, Ruth, and a son, Charles Adams 
Peters II, MD '62. He is survived by daughter Ruth 
B.R Stephenson, sons Daniel 69 and Samuel, seven 
grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. 

He died believing he had won the greatest lottery 
ot all time — he was born an American. He loved 
this country and felt blessed beyond measure by the 
opportunities he was given. 

—Daniel Stott Peters '69 


Robert S. Ingersoll 

Evanston,Ill.;Aug. 22,2010 

Robert S. Ingersoll, a leader in industry, diplomacy, 
education, and civic institutions, died peacefully sur- 
rounded by three generations ot family members, 
who comforted him in his passing. 

The day after our grandfather, "Popeye," as we 
called him, passed away, we sat poring over a long list 
ot titles he held, boards and organizations he served, 
and honors and degrees he received. We were in awe 
ot the breadth ot a lite spent serving and giving back 
to others. 

Robert Ingersoll is probably best known for his 
public service as a diplomat. Appointed by Presi- 
dent Nixon, he first served as U.S. ambassador to 
Japan, from 19"2 to 1973 — the first businessman 
since World War II to serve in this critical post. He 
was then appointed assistant secretary of state for 
East Asian and Pacific Affairs in 19~4, and finally 
as deputy secretary ot state under Henry Kissinger, 
from 1 974 to 1 9~6. Prior to his government service, 
he spent 35 years in industry, 1 1 as CEO and chair- 
man ot the board ot Borg- Warner Corp. 

In 1981, he was awarded the First Class Grand 
Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun. the highest 
honor given by the lapanese government to a foreign 
national, for his contributions to improved relations 
and trade between Japan and the United States. 

Following his diplomatic career, he served as a 
trustee ot several colleges and universities, includ- 
ing Smith College and the University of Chicago. He 
also served on the corporate boards ot numerous 
corporations, foundations, and art institutions. 

Throughout years of service to his country, to 
industry, and to his community, his greatest delight 

was his family. He loved to compete with Andover 
classmates tor having the most great-grandchildren 
( he had 21). and he loved bringing the ever-expand- 
ing clan together tor educational trips as well as 
annual family reunions. He used these family gath- 
erings to share some ot his passions: the American 
West, music and singing, and love ot country. 

He spent much ot his post-Department ot State 
lite supporting educational reform. Before charter 
schools became a household term, he chaired the 
Panasonic Foundation, where he sought to reform 
school districts by changing management from the 
district head down to superintendents. On the com- 
munity level, he served as president ot the Board ot 
Education ot a Winnetka, III., elementary school dis- 
trict and was also a dedicated Sunday school teacher. 

"Through a distinguished career in business and 
public service, [Robert Ingersoll] lived Andovers 
non situ credo, said Head ot School Barbara Chase. 
"He loved Andover, once describing his two years 
here as an epiphany. 

Indeed, our grandfather, through his final days, 
considered his time at Andover one ot the greatest 
highlights of his lite, more so even than his college 
alma mater, Yale, and one ot the most valuable gifts 
he was ever given. Passionate about supporting edu- 
cation, his many gifts to Andover include a scholar- 
ship fund and support for Japanese-related acquisi- 
tions to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library. 

He served our country because he telt honored 
to be called. He never hoped tor or expected praise 
tor the dedicated work he did. We never knew that 
he received the Fuess Award from Andover in 1990, 
because awards and honors were never the intended 
end. Our grandfather always looked ahead to the next 
challenge and never rested on successes ot the past. 

He is survived by three daughters, Nancy Foster, 
Gail Ransom, and Betsy Carroll; 1 1 grandchildren; 
and 2 1 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by 
his wife, Coralyn Reid Ingersoll, and two daughters, 
Joan Courteney and Lynn Walker. 

— Blair Foster Martin '87 and 
Molly Foster Keller '89 

Frances Ware Ogg 

Waltham, Mass.; Oct. 3, 20 1 


A. Brewster Lawrence Jr. 

Saint James, N.Y.; July 16, 2010 


Foster B. Davis Jr. 

Providence, R.L; May 7, 2006 

Natalie E. Doucet 

East Weymouth, Mass. 

Robert A. Peelor 

Healdsburg, Calif; April 1 8, 20 1 


Sally Gage Curtis 

Farmington, Maine; July 16, 2010 

Mildred Collens Laurens 

Elgin, Texas; Oct. 22, 20 10 


Charles F. Coffin 

Baltimore, Md.; Feb. 1,2005 

Irvin C. Plough 

Bethesda, Md.; March 9, 2006 

Jeanne Sawyer Stanwood 

Kennebunk, Maine; May 1", 2010 


Robert W. Off 

Bethesda, Md ; Sept. 3,2010 

Peter Strauss 

Scarsdale, N.Y.; Nov. 9, 20 10 

John N.Walsh Jr. 

Buffalo, NY.; Sept. 1 _ ,2010 


Jeanne Cowles Bruce 

New York, NY; Sept. "20 10 

Edward C. Chapin 

Bloomfield, Conn.; Sept. 2", 20 1 

Thomas P. Deajr. 

Goffstown, N.H.; July 26, 20 1 

T. McLean Griffin 

Peabody, Mass.; Nov. 1 1 , 20 1 

Mary Howard Nutting 

Gloucester, Mass.; Oct. 17, 2010 

An indefatigable volunteer tor several institutions, 
but none dearer to her heart than Abbot and Phillips 
academies, Myndie Nutting passed away peacefully 
at a nursing home in Beverly. Mass., at age 88. from 
complications of a stroke. 

She served in so many capacities on behalf ot 
Abbot Academy — from president ot the student 
government in her senior year to president ot the 
Abbot Development Fund, and in later years as a 
trustee (1969-1973). It would have been difficult 
to find anyone connected with the school who 
did not recognize her name. Her time as an Abbot 
Academy trustee coincided with the controversial 
decision to unite with Phillips Academy, and her 
voice was a strong one in support ot the merger 
She was elected a Phillips Academy Alumni Trustee 
(1973- 19~8) and served as the first president of the 
Abbot Academy Association, which was established 
after the merger. 

She continued to provide leadership to Andover 
in a variety of capacities throughout her 60th 
Reunion in 2000. Among other roles, she was a 
reunion chair, a non sibi agent, and a class secretary. 

Andover | Winter 201 1 121 

Over the years, Myndie also donated generously 
and consistently to many causes, ranging from schol- 
arships to the renovation ot Abbot and ( ieorge Wash- 
ington halls to the establishment ot an endowment 
fund in her and her husband's name. She received 
Andover's Distinguished Service Award in 1995. 

"An energetic volunteer and a loyal friend ot 
Abbot and Andover tor decades, Myndie was gra- 
cious, principled, and kind," noted Head ot School 
Barbara Chase. "She was a standout in her class and 
remained a leader ot the Abbot Class ot 1940 right 
into the 2 1 st century" 

After graduation from Wheaton College in Nor- 
ton, Mass., she raised tunds tor relief tor U.S. war 
prisoners in World War II. She then entered the 
workforce as an employment manager for women 
at Jordan Marsh Co., a department store in Boston. 
She married Rev. Edmund W. Nutting in 1946, then 
worked as a secretary at Andover New ton Theologi- 
cal School. She was also the former coordinator ot 
the executive committee ot the Alumni Presidents 
Council ot Independent Secondary Schools. 

Active until her illness, she enjoyed travel, bird- 
watching, gardening, music, baking, and reading, 
and spent countless hours with her children and 

Besides her husband ot 63 years, her survivors 
include sons Stephen and Philip, three grandchil- 
dren, and a brother, William Howard II 58. 

Leonard W. Tucker 

Cambridge, Mass.; Oct. 2, 20 1 


Eolo F. DeRosa 

Methuen, Mass.; July 1 4, 20 1 


Edwin C. Andrews Jr. 

Darien, ( 'onn . \o\ 4, 2010 

known by many at the Academy as a " loyal and unas- 
suming Mr. Andover, Ed Andrews demonstrated 
Ins regard lor his school in significant ua\s. He 
bequeathed substantial tunds to the I Ison Art Cen- 
ter, where he also funded a sculpture studio (named 
the Andrews Sculpture Studio), and donated gener- 
ously to campus capital building pro|ects, including 
the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library and the (ielb 
Science ( enter. 

I lis strong support ot Andover also included his 
service as a long standing member of the Andover 
Development Board, a class agent, and a Don sibi 
agent. He also was a member ot the Samuel Phillips 
& Sarah Abbot Society. 

A Yale graduate and retired investment special- 
ist, Mr. Andrews was bom in Bultalo, N.V., the son 
of" Mary and Edwin C Andrews (Class of 1 896 ). 
Early in his career Mr. Andrews worked tor Marine 
Midland Trust Co. ot New York. He also owned 
his own company, E.C. Andrews Co., located in 
Stamford, Conn. A former part owner ot the Buf- 
falo Sables and the New York Nets, he was also a 
director of Indian River Foods and Pioneer Medical 
Systems and was a member of the board of the U.S. 
Equestrian team. He served in the VS. Navy during 

World War II as lieutenant junior grade aboard the 
USSAlr. McKmlcy. 

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia; a 
son, Edwin III; a daughter, Patricia Bray; a brother, 
Peter; and five grandchildren. 

Joseph V. Flanagan Jr. 

Hyannis, Mass.; July 3, 2010 

Born in North Andover, Mass., in September 1924, 
Joseph V. Flanagan Jr. prepared tor college at John- 
son High School in North Andover and at Phillips 
Academy. While at Andover he played football, bas- 
ketball, and baseball. A member ot the Alpha Delta 
Phi fraternity, he graduated from Bowdoin College 
in 1946. During college he attended officers' train- 
ing at Bates College, was commissioned as an ensign 
in the LIS. Navy, and was deployed to the Philippines 
during WWII. After college he worked as an execu- 
tive in the insurance and food service industries. An 
avid sports tan, he loved lacrosse and all ot the Bos- 
ton sports teams, especially the Red Sox. 

He is survived by his wife ot nearly 60 years, 
Ruth; children Mark, Susan, Stephen, and Kathleen; 
and seven grandchildren 

— Susan Flanagan 

Thomas E. Huser Jr. 

North Palm Beach, Fla. 

Philip D. Reed Jr. 

Skillman,N.J.; Sept 20, 2010 


Richard N. deNiord Jr. 

Waubun, Minn.; April 30, 20 1 

|ohn C. Fisher 

Birmingham, Ala.; July 3, 2010 

William R. Kelt) Jr. 

Scottsdale, Ariz.; Oct. 1,2010 


John Avery Jr. 

Andover, Mass.; Oct. 1 5, 20 1 

John F. Bowen 

Rochester, N.Y.; Sept. 1 7, 20 1 

William M. Wagner 

East Providence, R I ; July 14, 2010 

Russell I . Zierick 

Mr. Kisco, N.Y.;July 15,2010 


Thomas M. Hopkinson 

New York, N.Y.;July22, 2010 

Elisabeth kurth McDonnell 

Danvers, Mass.; Aug. 3, 20 1 


William A. Christison 

Santa Fe, N.M.;June 13, 2010 

Norton H. Falls 

Albany, N.Y.; Sept. I 1,2001 

Robert B. Freeman Jr. 

Heidelberg, Germany; March 1 1 , 2008 

Henry W. Hilgers 

Cologne, Germany; April 2, 2003 

Roye Levin 

Miami, Fla.; Aug. 18,2010 

Richard M. Lincoln 

Forth Worth, Texas; Oct. 1 8, 2009 

Lawton B. Miller 

Cromwell, Conn.; April 20, 1 996 

Charles A. Perry 

Charlottesville, Va.; Oct. 24, 20 1 

Richard J. Prentiss Jr. 

Florence, Ala.; Feb. 27, 2010 

Robert H. Wexler 

Chestnut Hill, Mass.; Sept. 23, 20 1 

Robert H. Wexler said he chose Andover over several 
other prep schools because he was fascinated by the 
way the "wonderful blue color ot the SamPhil clock 
was echoed in the opposing dormitory doors." Aes- 
thetics aside, he said later, "Andover remains the most 
important influence in my lite." Accordingly, he gave 
back to his school handsomely in time and treasure 

Educated at tale, Mr. Wexler began his career as a 
furniture buyer in Washington, D.C. Three years later, 
he entered the family furniture-manufacturing com- 
pany his father founded, Selig Manufacturing Co. In 
1 970, Simmons Corp. bought the company, and Mr. 
W exler continued as president ot Selig, while serving 
on the board of directors ot Simmons. He left Selig 
at k i JO \ ears to found Tandem Furniture Consultants 
in 1986, where he continued to consult on furniture 
design and manufacturing tor the next 17 years. He 
was elected president ot the National Association of 
Furniture Manufacturers in 1986 and, in 1972, was 
knighted by the Italian government tor helping the 
country develop its export furniture business. 

A lover ot medieval art, he and his wife, |oanna, 
spent years touring European cathedrals and collect- 
ing woodcarvings and furniture. 

A leader and a role model tor the Class of '46, he 
was gift chair tor his class's 50th Reunion, reunion 
chair in 1989 and 1991, class agent tor two terms, 
and head agent from 1999 until his death. During 
the time his two granddaughters attended Andover, 
he and |oanna were Grandparent Fund cochairs, 
I le also served on the Alumni Council and was a 
member of the Sam & Sarah Society. He and his wife 
received Andover's Distinguished Service Award in 
2002. "Bob Wexler was active in the Class of 1946 
and school affairs tor decades," said Head of School 
Barbara Chase. In all his associations, Bob made 
moments memorable with his warmth and his w it 

Through Ins foundation, he supported several 
Andover programs and building initiatives, including 
the Institute for Recruitment ot Teachers (IRT), the 
C Ielb Science Center, and the Class ot 1 946 l eaching 

I lis survivors include his i hildren, Andrew Wexler, 
MD 70 and Susan Wexler Englerj nephew William 
Wexler ; brother |errold Wexler '49; and five grand 
children, including Elena Bayrock '99 and Rebecca 
Wexler 02. 1 lis wife, Joanna, passed away in 2009. 

122 Andover | Winter 2011 

J. Kimball Whitney 

Wayzata, Minn.; Nov. 8, 20 1 

|. Kimball "Kim" Whitney and his brother, Whee- 
lock 44, received a visitor from Andover s Office of 
Academy Resources in 2009. It was later noted that 
their recollections of schoolboy antics resulted in 
fits of laughter punctuated by Andover fight-song 
duets and that "each seemed to have his own deep 
sense of connection and loyalty to PA." 

Kim Whitney was former president of the Whit- 
ney Land Co., a land management and security 
company that at one time owned 35 farms through- 
out Minnesota. Taking a leave of absence from the 
company, he joined Minneapolis Transit and served 
as its chair from 1971 to 1975. He also served as 
commissioner of the Minneapolis Department of 
Economic Development from 196" to 1961 and 
was the retired president of Whitney Management 
Co., a Minneapolis investment firm. 

According to the Palm Beach Post, Mr. Whitney 
learned to play golf at age 10, later playing on the 
Williams College golf team and the U.S. Army golf 
team during his service in the Korean War. He was 
men's club champion at Woodhill Country Club in 
1 956 and one of the tew Americans who belonged 
to the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers 
in Scotland. He served on the board of the U.S. Golf 
Association, on its executive committee, and as a 
rules official. 

An Eagle Scout as a youth, he was honored by 
the Boy Scouts of America with its highest honor, 
the Silver Buffalo, in 1973, tor his many years 
of service to that organization. His philanthropy 
extended to numerous institutions in the Twin 
Cities. He was a long-term board member of the 
Children's Home Society of Minnesota and held 
many directorships. 

An avid sportsman at Andover and Williams, 
as well as in later life, he and his family supported 
Academy athletics projects, including funding the 
resurfacing of all the tennis courts and construc- 
tion of the new Harrison Rink. He also supported 
Andover's economics program and the Addison 
Gallery and added to the Wheelock Whitney Fund, 
begun by his father, who was Class of 1 9 1 3. 

Mr. Whitney is survived by Helen, his wife of 
56 years; children David, Lucy Standish, and Julia 
Ness; six grandchildren; brother Wheelock (r. 
'44; sister Sally Pillsbury; and nephew Wheelock 
Whitney III '67. 

James C. Young 

Lexington, N.C.; Nov. 6, 20 1 


Sally Humason Rradlee 

Hanover, N.H.; Aug. 7, 20 1() 

Robert N. Dearborn 

Manchester, N.H.; Nov. 6, 20 1 

Philip P. Geffin 

Temecula, Calif ; June 29, 2010 

Carl J. Koehlerjr. 

Vero Beach, Fkj Aug. 22, 20 1 

Surrounded by his family, Carl "Ding" J. Koehlerjr. 
died peacefully after a brief battle with cancer. 

Upon graduation from Andover, Ding attended 
Yale University, where he was a member of the 1951 
Whiffenpoofs. After serving in the U.S. Marine 
Corps, Ding began a long career in advertising, 
heading creative departments at Young & Rubicam, 
Sawdon & Bess, and Saatchi & Saatchi. 

Ding and his wife of 43 years, Barbara, now 
deceased, lived in Greenwich, Conn., where they 
raised two daughters, Julia Koehler Howe and Jen- 
nifer Wallace Koehler, as well as countless Shetland 
sheepdogs. Along with his collection of brightly 
colored pants, passion for Broadway tunes, love of 
the Caribbean, and adventurous cooking, Ding will 
be remembered tor a room-melting grin, infectious 
humor, magical drawing abilities, and more friends 
than most can count in a litetime. In addition to his 
children, Ding is survived by his companion, Sheila 
Smith; his sister; and a granddaughter. 

— Julia Koehler Howe 


Barbara Shulze Baldwin 

Long Beach, Calif; Sept. 1 0, 20 1 

Joseph F. Keener Jr. 

Gladwyne, Pa.; Oct. 28, 2010 


Robert J. Goar 

Hadley, Mass.; July 12,2010 

Eugene B. Langie 

Fairport, NY; Aug. 15,2010 


Francis C. R. Gilmour 

Greenville, S.C.; Sept. 1 4, 20 1 

Joan Morrison Mason 

Fripp Island, S.C.; June 30, 20 1 

George C. Stewart 

Pasadena, Calif; Sept. 16, 2009 


Rafael V.M. Cestero 

Anguilla, BWIjOct 6, 20 10 

Stuart H. Danovitch 

Washington, DC; Oct. 28, 20 1 


Patrick M. Herron 

Newburyport, Mass.; Aug. 19, 2010 

Boynton Hussey 

Nashville, Tenn.; Aug. 27, 20 1 


Thomas H. Countee Jr. 

Silver Spring, Md.; Oct. 30. 20 1 


David S. Kiernan 

Little Rock, Ark.; Aug. 4, 20 10 

Cynthia Worcester Shanks 

Big Canoe, Ga.; Aug. 30, 20 1 


David H.Walsh 

Lexington, Mass.; Aug. 2, 20 1 


V. Mark Benson 

Gloucester, Mass.; March 1 , 1 987 

Daniel Boone Halcomb 

Reno, Nev.; Nov. 26, 200" 

Erik I. Hanson 

Milldale, Conn.; July 23, 1989 

Stephen R. Hobson 

Palo Alto, Calif; Oct. 15, 1991 

James D. Turrentine 

Washington, D.C.; July 1 4, 20 1 


Edwin S. Gardner V 

Charleston, S.C.; July 23, 20 1 


Mark J. Heller 

Potomac, Md.; Oct. 22.2010 


Calvin C. Smith 

Sarasota, Fla.; May 1,2010 


Gregory R. Simon 

Mill Valley, Calif; Oct. 29, 20 1 


Christina Costas-Russell Paine 

Media, Pa.; Nov. 5, 2008 

In Memoriam Protocol 

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Andover welcomes obituaries written by family members or classmates. 
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Andover | Winter 201 1 123 

II 1 1 

Pronouns for Andover 

by Charles M. Donovan '39 

I am an Andover man. No 
doubt about it. I was born at 
62 Elm Street, Andover, in a 
lovely home standing today. 
Some have claimed 1 could not 
have been born there; it was no 
hospital. But the navy accepted 
records of the event. 

Zdule and no coach, Pierson Page, MD, director of athletics 
acc p d my fathers pro bono offer to train a faculty member and 
accepted my F „ don£ Dr . Pag e's reward was 

to let him know. 

Mv father did-in the winter of 1934. There 1 was welcomed 
for hf third form or freshman class, fresh from Lawrence 
St Mary's Parochial Grammar School. The opportunity was 
m 'ine...provided 1 could pass the entrance examinations. 

■ n- "57 , fimilv friend, counseled and encouraged 
. > TUic pffort returned to mind in 2U1US late 

office The card's cover was a gorgeous shot of Samuel Phillips 
m 1 and its steps. Francs Biery had dashed up those steps to me 
otthe da of L fateful test. 1 was ^"f^ 
didates from private schools targeting Andover. Do you know 
Ae demonstrative pronouns?" he whispered In the sound ot the 
to taiyTaf-which he was. "Don't have the slightest idea 
was my reply. -fl* that, these, and those!" Francs fired back. 
"Remember them!" Then he was gone. 

, took the English exam. Demonstrative 
Andover d.d accept me. I am convinced, even to this day, that me 
pTonouns did Jtnck. They may have forever changed my hie. 
Failure would have had no Plan B for a second try or « new try 
somewhere else. Andover would now shape my hfe in expen 
ences and exposure I could never equal: 

. Morning chapel at 7:45 dazzling a 14-yea,old, sitting in a 
numbered seat, monitored from the balcony 
est glance at next periods Latin assignment. Or re all Enghsh 
instructor Emory Shelvy Basford's exhortation £ t 70 
assembled to develop maturity and act 
ues of maturity," he cried, "are worth one million dollars. 

Or who can forget A. Montague F.tzpatrick, who danced 
ffirough the Academy for weeks, confusing and cor ifo nd- 
i„ g the administration in sign-,ns and sign-outs, messages, 

and meetings in a coordinated conspiracy-all originated by 
RogeTlLy pixie jazz musician and artist, whose bicycle was 
Suspended out the window of his tiny room. Peace eventual y 
r eturned-no trial, no tribulation. Roger was later killed .n 
World War 11 combat. 
. My writing at Andover reflected my insecurity in tense and 
*Ld pJe until the great teacher Alan Blackmer showed me 
better ways. Years later, Sydney Cox, Dartmouth professor of 
Enlh and an early discoverer of Robert Frost, wrote on one 
ofmy creative pieces, "This is good...but not very good. 1 
remain in pursuit of "very" to this day. 
. Fred SUtfft public speaking and style were beautifully por- 
ted when President George H.W. Bush '42, fresh horn his 
presidency, made a fundraising appearance in Reading, Pa 
Td prompter and speechwriters absent, Poppy talked to and 
notUt an intrigued audience-humor here 
and personable, intimate, clear, concise, effective . and bnet 
He m v have been a Fred Stott disciple. Think of George Bush 
o;rd^baseba,ls q uadw,thmeinl 9 39(coachedby^ 

^ngine aircraft in WWIl-you'll understand my respect 
for this man. 

. The high moment in a life, triggered by pronouns, it seems 
and reflecting Andover, Dartmouth, Penn, and the navy came 
n my d Hvery of the Class Address at the Dartmouth Class of 
IZ loth Reunion-before Dartmouth's president, board 
of tru t es, classmates, and families. Everything came togethe 
■n a differ nt combination of content, style, presentation on 
L 1 efand times of 675 men who had started together in 
1939 and lost 23 in combat. In the months and years after as 
„! I ssage filtered through the tremendous experience given 
This class in WWII service and later civilian careers, I con- 
cluded my mission had been served. 
ta 19 42 several months before entering the navy, I met by 
ance on Dartmouth's mam street my former Andover ^ rench 
td 4 instructor, George F. French, Dartmout C as of 9^ 
lust as he was about to leave, he said to me, We are very p 
J oT o down there." Could anything better be expressed abo 
an Andover education? Andover, whose presence ,n my life 
never left me for a moment. 

the Mercer University School of Law. 

Triple Threat 

Teacher, coach, dorm counselor: the triple 
threat is an enduring tradition at Andover. Yet 
few have demonstrated the level of commit- 
ment to each role as energetically and capably 
as Paul Kalkstein '61, now a class secretary. 
For 36 years, Paul served PA as an innovative 
English teacher, and was among the first to 
harness the power of technology in the class- 
room. A highly successful coach of boys' var- 
sity basketball and lacrosse, he also served as 
director of athletics in the 1980s. And along 
with wife Marnie, Paul's life in the dorms ex- 
tended well beyond the typical eight years to 
more than 24. The reason for such dedication? 
Students were indisputably at the center of 
Paul's experience. "So many of them were ea- 
ger and optimistic, and they intimate a brighter 
future for all of us," he says. 

There's another facet to Paul's PA connection: 
donor. He has been an unflagging supporter of 
PA for years. "Marnie and I are appreciative that 
Andover gave us a wonderful life on campus. 
Our three children, Bart '88, Molly '90, and 
Emily '94, received first-rate educations at 
Andover, and each of them gratefully supports 
the school today." 

Now in his 50th Reunion year, Paul has taken a 
further meaningful step in support of his alma 
mater. "In recognition of all that Andover has 
meant to the Kalksteins and in anticipation of 
all it will mean to others, we decided to make 
a gift of a charitable annuity," he says. "The tax 
and income benefits are so substantial that 
Marnie and I chose to increase the size of our 
gift — and our annuity will keep us in touch 
with the school as the years roll by." 

To learn how you can benefit from an 
Andover planned gift, contact David Flash at 
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Barbara Landis Chase w;is greeted with ;i mix of support and 
sadness as she announced her plans to retire as head or school 
in June 2012. She invited students to ;i special "cookout 
in the Smith Center just before spring vacation so she 
could break the news to them personally. Earlier In 
the day, she mel with faculty and staff. 



Phillips Academy 


March 2,2011 

Dear members of the Phillips Academy community, 

I write to share the news that I have decided to retire as Head of School at the end of the 201 1—2012 academic 
year. By that time, I shall have served Andover for eighteen years, the life span of a graduating senior! Each 
life has its rhythm. Mine, at this point, calls me to devote more time to family and to explore new endeavors. 
Anticipating this future gives me real pleasure; yet the prospect of leaving Andover excites a profound sense of 
loss. As Blake observed, joy and woe are often woven fine. There is never a perfect time to leave a place you 
love, but thanks to the vision and work of many, the Academy is, by all measures, on a very firm footing. 

There is much yet to be done, of course, but that will always be true at Andover, where our aspirations seem 
to grow with each passing year. This is not the time to review the record of these years; suffice it to say that 
I take pride in our collective work to advance Andover's lofty mission, which is so widely supported by our 
community. It has taken teamwork and the individual effort and sacrifice of many to bring the Academy to its 
current position of strength. What a privilege to be part of it all! 

On a fine August day in 1994, I crossed Chapel Avenue as fragrant pine needles crunched beneath my feet. 
I walked up the steps and into my George Washington Hall office, where a portrait of the first head, 
Eliphalet Pearson, greeted me sternly, formidably. From that day forward, I have found the most meaningful 
work possible, among some of the world's greatest young people and adults — caring, inspired faculty and 
administrators; dedicated and hard-working staff; alumni and parents committed to the best education 
possible; and, of course, students, whose creativity, spirit, passion for learning, and congeniality are legendary. 
This Andover community is, in my view, simply the best. 

I am grateful, too, for remarkable trustees whose strong governance and generous philanthropy have made 
every good and great thing that is Andover possible. I have served with two extraordinary presidents, 
David Underwood '54 and Oscar Tang '56. Andover owes them a tremendous debt of gratitude. Soon, 
Peter Currie '74 will take the helm; under his leadership, the trustees will begin the search for a new Head of 
School. How fortunate that person will be, to become a part of Andover's story, just as I have been! 

I admired Andover long before I arrived. Over the years, I have come both to admire and love it. Some sixteen 
months off, there will come a summer's day when I leave my office for the last time as Head of School. On 
that day, I shall carry memories of this place that will last for the rest of my life. Until then, I will continue to 
work with all of my energy and commitment and with all of you for the benefit of Andover students, present 
and future. 


Barbara Landis Chase 
Head of School 

180 Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts 01810-4161 | 978-749-4000 | 

Phillips Academy 


March 2, 2011 

Dear members of the Phillips Academy community, 
The end depends upon the beginning, indeed. 

When Barbara Landis Chase joined Phillips Academy in 1994, she established an enduring vision that would 
guide this school, a model of secondary education, well into the 21st century. In her investiture address, Barbara 
underscored principles of critical importance: an intentionally diverse community, service to humanity, cultural 
and global competency, and an obligation to advance the broader world of education. 

It seems fitting to reflect upon some of the themes of her investiture [the beginning] as I write to inform you 
that Barbara has decided to conclude her term as Head of School in summer 2012. On behalf of the Board of 
Trustees and my predecessor, David Underwood '54, who worked with Barbara from 1994 to 2004, I offer 
heartfelt appreciation for her visionary leadership and her reaffirmation of the values of Phillips Academy. 

I shall not attempt to list the accomplishments of PA during Barbara's tenure; there will be ample opportunity 
for that at a later time. From the highest level, her ability to work with the community to create a shared vision 
and then to turn that vision into a reality will be a hallmark. Andover entered an unprecedented period of 
reflection, renewal, and growth in the mid 1990s; today we continue to assert Andover as a quintessential 
American school with an expansive worldview. Through two strategic plans and two fundraising campaigns, the 
Academy has converged on its most important goals and objectives — inspired by our founding ideals — and has 
advanced on many levels. 

The Academy's ideals were tested tremendously during the recent economic crisis. I commend Barbara for her 
unwavering focus and fair-minded approach. At the time of Andover's recent reaccreditation, the New England 
Association of Schools and Colleges described the school's progress throughout this period as "remarkable, the 
result of courageous and prudent stewardship and careful, imaginative leadership." 

I expect that Barbara's legacy will be grounded in her exceptional ability to create and sustain community, to 
put people above all else, and to live out the values of this school: non sibi, youth from every quarter, goodness and 

knowledge I am confident that these values will remain embedded in all the work she will continue to do for 

Andover through the next year. 

As for our next steps: Board President-elect Peter Currie '74 will lead the search for a new Head of School. 
Barbara will be sorely missed; we are fortunate, however, that her leadership has provided a sure foundation that 
will allow the Academy to embark on this new journey from a position of strength. 


Oscar L. Tang '56 
President, Board ofTrustees 

180 Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts 01810-4161 | 978-749-4000 | 

The Peabody Takes Center Stage 

Resurrecting the Little Museum with a Big Past 

The Mysterious Muralist 

Who Created Those Intriguing Tableaux? 

An Education of Her Own 

Three Alumni Embrace a Formula for Success in the 
Developing World 

Q&A: Author Stacy Schiff 78 

Dr. Elizabeth Meyer Interviews Cleopatra's 
Latest Biographer 

The Keen Eye and Steady Hands 
of Yuto Watanabe'll 

A Graduating Senior Leaves a Lasting Gift 

A School of Tolerance? 

A Curious Student Investigates Politics at PA 

Get Ready to "Bid on Blue" for Financial Aid 

Coming this Fall: Andover's First International Auction 

BLUEprint, the newsletter of 
The Campaign for Andover 

Bulflnch Plans, Spring and Summer Learning 
Opportunities, and More 


Dateline Andover 6 

On Course 1 5 

Sports Talk 16 

Old Blue 41 

Connection 42 

Andover Bookshelf 46 

Class Notes 55 

In Memoriam 1 15 

Tales Out of School 120 


Thomas H. Countee '56 71 

A Life Fully Lived 

Ai-jen Poo '92 101 

Redefining Feminism One 
Domestic Worker at a Time 


SPRING 2011 

Volume 104 Number 3 


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Cover: Kristi Gilleon '07 ascends from Cenote (where 
underground rivers intersect) San Bernardino in the 
communal land of the indigenous Maya pueblo, 
called Yaxunah, in Yucatan, Mexico. Last summer 
she participated in a reconnaissance project, led by 
Peabody Museum educator Donald Slater for his 
PhD project at Brandeis University, looking for un- 
documented caves that might contain artifacts from 
ancient Maya ritual. Photographers: Nathan Williams 
and Sabrina Simon. 



Last call for your memories of World War II 

Whether soldier, student, nurse, reporter, sailor, or part of 
the vast national spirit that kept the hearth warm amid 
sacrifices at home — your story is important. 

As we remember Pearl Harbor on the 70th anniversary 
of the attack, we devote the fall 2011 issue to the roles 
Andover's sons and Abbots daughters played in the 
"Greatest Generations" war. 

The response to date has been heartening, and so we have 
extended the deadline to June 15, 2011. Please join us in 
our effort to capture and preserve this honored piece of our 
shared history. 


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Dear Editor, 

The sled hockey article on page 13 of the 
winter 201 1 issue caught my attention. I think 
it is great that the Andover hockey teams have 
taken up a sled hockey fundraiser for Northeast 
Passage UNH Wildcats. Minnesota Hockey will 
be hosting the USA Disabled Hockey Festival 
April 1-3 at the National Sports Center in 
Blaine, Minn., a short 1 5-minute drive from my 
house. It is very humbling to watch all these 
sled, special, hearing impaired, and standing 
amputee hockey teams from all over the 
country participate in this event as I had the 
opportunity to do last year in Laurel, Md. 

It was also fun to see Jocko MacNelly '72, 
featured in the "Reunion Unions." 

Way to go, Jocko! 

— Chris Bretoi '72 
Lino Lakes, Minn. 

Dear Editor, 

As a publisher of a small magazine struggling 
to reinvent myself in a digital age, I am writing 
to tell you how impressed I am with the new 
layout and graphics in Andover magazine. I do 
enjoy reading it and, like anybody else, look 
more closely at my own picture. 

— Leslie Stroh '61 
New York City 


Macro Mystery 

Can you identify the location 

Dear Editor, 

As a former longtime resident of Bridgton, 
Maine, I was thrilled to see the article by you in 
the fall 201 issue of Andover magazine about 
Peter Lowell's invaluable contribution to his 
community and to the state. 

In 1 973, after 1 years of juggling two houses 
(one in Connecticut) my husband, Mike, and 
I moved — full-time — to this small town where 
environmental issues were slowly becoming 
important. As one of the Lakes Environmental 
Association's first presidents, my husband 
saw in Peter a knowledgeable and purposeful 
young man. He was hired on the spot! Now, 
40 years later, supported by a healthy and 
dedicated membership, Peter continues to 
focus on the health of the entire lake region. 
His ongoing accomplishments have far 
exceeded anyone's expectations! 

My warmest congratulations to you for 
capturing all this in a great story! 

— Mickey Troub Friedman '46 
Portland, Maine 

If you think you know, 
send your answer to: 


Congratulations to the winners of the 
Winter 201 1 Macro Mystery: 

Thomas van Buren 77 
first correct answer 

George Church 72 
extra credit for identifying 
the ship by name 

Tom Gibb '80 

Andrew Joel '89 

Ralph Kimball '59 


Winter Macro Mystery Photo 

Answer: These are tiny models of 
tensioning devices for sailboat riggings, 
called "deadeyes," located on the starboard 
side of the ship model Flying Cloud, in the 
Addison Gallery's permanent collection. 
Built by H.E. Boucher Mfg. Company in 
1930, the model is 44 in. x 72 in., making 

it the largest model in the Addison's 
collection. It was a gift of George Jordan 
in 1 93 1 . Flying Cloud has a place ot 
prominence in the library of the new 
Museum Learning Center. 
@ee more images of the ship 
and others in the collection at 

ERRATA Winter 2011 

In the winter issue, we reported that Tom Beaton 73 was an army veteran. 
He is not, but is a great supporter ol the United States military 


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Letters may be edited for length, grammar, and style. 

Please e-mail or call 978-749-4677. 


Peter Currie '74 Elected to Succeed Tang as Board President July 2012 

The election of Peter Currie 
to head the Phillips Academy 
Board of Trustees topped a 
trustee agenda that included 
campaign momentum, stu- 
dent experiences, and the 
20 12 budget. 

Currie, charter trustee since 
2004 and chair of the Finance 
Committee, has been elected 
to succeed Oscar Tang '56. 
He will assume leadership 
July 1, 2012, at the conclu- 
sion of Tang's term. Tang was elected charter 
trustee in 1995 and board president in 2004. 

Currie, who will become the board's 28th 
president, will spend the next several months 
working closely with Tang and Head of School 
Barbara Landis Chase to prepare for his new 
role. (He also will head up the search commit- 
tee to find the next head of school, following 
Chase's announcement that she will step down 
in June 2012.) 

A resident of Palo Alto, Calif, Currie is principal 
of private investment firm Currie Capital. He 
holds a BA degree from Williams College and 
an MBA from Stanford University. He and his 
wife, Betsy, have two sons, Peter '03 and Tim. 

As chair of the Finance Committee, Currie 
has worked closely with Chief Operating and 
Financial Officer Steve Carter and other senior 
administrators on all aspects of the budget, 
including protocols for financial reporting 
and modeling, and components such as 
tuition, compensation, annual renewal, and 
capital projects. 

'Andover's financial picture is fairly complex, 
and as Finance Committee chair, Peter has 
done a fantastic job of working through vol- 
umes of data and providing a summary picture 
that is clear and accessible," said Tang, adding 
that Curries leadership style is collaborative 
and engaging. "He encourages discussion with- 
out trying to influence the outcome. I find him 
to be open and deliberative in his efforts to 
understand the issues and invite opinions." 

A widely respected Silicon Valley financial 
executive, Currie began his career at Morgan 

Stanley and went on to serve 
as executive vice president 
and chief financial officer of 
McCaw Cellular, a pioneer in 
wireless communication; he 
then became executive vice 
f president and chief admin- 
j istrative officer of Netscape, 
| one of the first Internet 
j companies. Since that time, 
% he has been active as an in- 
| vestor and has had board 
•S roles at several public and 
private companies, including 
Schlumberger and Twitter. 

"By all measures, Andover is doing extraor- 
dinarily well right now," said Currie, who is 
particularly proud of the Academy's ability to 
maintain need-blind admission in spite of the 
global economic downturn. "That is a crowning 
achievement. While other institutions had to 
rethink their positions on need-blind, Andover 
worked incredibly hard to preserve access." 

Campaign Advances and Student 
Support Also Discussed 

In other business, Board President Oscar 
Tang opened the winter trustee meetings 
by announcing two significant gifts to The 
Campaign tor Andover — a commitment of 
$ 1 million from David Corkins '84 and a gift of 

$ 1 million from Charter Trustee Bill Lewis 74 
and his wife, Carol. 

Several trustees also had the opportunity to 
engage with students and faculty throughout 
the weekend. Members of the student life and 
community health teams gathered for dinner 
with Tang to discuss Andover's comprehensive 
program to support students. From health and 
wellness to spiritual life and academic skills, 
the discussion focused on the variety of sup- 
port and programming offered and the ways 
in which Andover identifies students with 
counseling needs. 

Trustees who gathered for a breakfast with 
students involved in Community and Multi- 
cultural Development programs and organi- 
zations came away inspired by the students' 
passion tor and understanding of contempo- 
rary cultural issues, such as race, religion, and 
political persuasion. This informal tradition 
of "breaking bread" gives trustees an oppor- 
tunity to gain insight into issues and concerns 
faced by students. Lewis called their exchange 
an example of inclusivity and diversity at their 
finest: "These students represent the kinds of 
global, thoughtful leaders that [PA] is striving 
to educate." Fellow charter trustee Gary Lee 74 
added that the students in attendance rep- 
resented "not only diversity of ethnicity, but 
diversity of thought." 

— Tracv Sweet 

CIO Amy Falls '82 Departs 

Amy Falls, Andover s chief investment officer since 2005, became 
CIO at The Rockefeller University in New York in January. 

Falls led the establishment of Andover's New York City-based 
Investment Office and served in a CIO position that was the first of its 
kind among traditional independent schools. She managed Andovers 
endowment through both prosperous and challenging times. 

The 14.5 percent return on the endowment's invested assets in Fiscal 
Year 20 1 represents another top quartile performance, putting the 
five-year investment performance in the top decile of endowed institutions, according to the 
NACUBO-Commonfund Benchmarks Study. 

Michael Reist has been appointed interim CIO. Reist has been with the Academy's 
Investment Office for four and a half years, serving as director of investments and overseeing 

the private equity sector of the endowment. 


Andover | Spring 201 1 

Search for Chase's Successor Under Way 

Head of School Barbara Chase's announce- 
ment on March 2 that she plans to retire at 
the end of the 201 1-2012 academic year 
set into motion a series of steps that will 
lead to the appointment of her successor. 

Charter Trustee Peter Currie '74, chair 
of the search committee and board pres- 
ident-elect, is committed to an inclusive 
process, which will offer opportunities for 
all members of the Andover community 
to provide input. Updates on the search are 
available at 

His first order of business was to work 
with fellow trustees to name a search firm 
to assist in the process. A global firm with 
extensive experience in secondary school 
searches, Spencer Stuart, was selected 
from among the seven firms whose pro- 
posals were considered prior to the spring 
trustees meetings. 

Currie outlined the trustees' short-term 
agenda. "We will discuss three topics in 
connection with the head of school search: 
the search process itself the job descrip- 
tion, and the requisite candidate attributes. 
It s important that the trustees have a com- 
mon point of view on these things, among 
others, before we begin to consider any 
individual candidates," he said. 

"Throughout the search process, we will 
endeavor to balance input from the com- 
munity with our responsibilities as trust- 
ees," Currie continued, explaining that 
Academy bylaws state that it is the respon- 
sibility of charter trustees to elect the head 
of school by a majority vote. "We will work 
in partnership with alumni trustees and 
with all members of the PA community 
— faculty, staff, students, parents, and 
alumni — to gather input both informally 
and in structured ways." 

Students Raise Relief 
Funds for Japan 

At press time, students had begun fundraising 
efforts to help Japanese survivors of the 
March 1 1 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear 
crises. The campus group called PANDA 
(Phillips Academy for Natural Disasters Aid) 
has been collecting donations and selling candy 
to benefit two organizations started by Andover 
alumni in Japan: Youth for 3.11, founded by 
Kie Watanabe '08 and Kentaro Watari '07; and 
Rebuilding Houses in Damaged Areas, started 
by Mia Kanak'07. 

Watanabe's brother, Yuto Watanabe ' 1 1 
is helping to coordinate campus efforts 
through the Andover Japanese club. 
He said the candy for PANDA's 
sales had been donated by another 
alumnus. Profits from the April Asian 
Arts festival were also distributed 
to the two relief organi- 
zations. Other charity 
events also are 
being planned. 

Andover Earns Reaccreditation from NEASC 

The New England 
Association of 
Schools and Colleges' 
Commission on 
Independent Schools 
has granted Phillips 
Academy reaccreditation 
through 2020 with high praise and four 
specific commendations: 

• The school's commitment to its Statement 
of Purpose and mission through "challeng- 
ing economic times." The report specifically 
cited need-blind admission; the diversity 
of the student body, teaching faculty, and 
administration; first-rate faculty compensa- 
tion and extensive professional develop- 
ment opportunities; and rich student 

• The spirit, engagement, and intellectual 
rigor of the faculty and student body. 

• The Academy's commitment to improve- 
ment and innovation. 

• The school's commitment to supporting 
all students through a multitude of student 
support programs inside and outside of the 

The NEASC commission offered these 

• that the Academy streamline distribution 
of and access to internal reports, policies, 
and other information relevant to the sup- 
port of students and the coordination of 

• that, as the Academy develops its next stra- 
tegic plan, the trustees and administration 

engage, as they have in the past, the faculty 
and other constituents in the process; 

• that the head of school and her senior staff, 
consulting with others as appropriate, 
re-examine and clarify systems of faculty 
and administrative decision-making, 
fostering continued dialogue about the 
school's promising future. 

The commission offered this additional 
commendation specifically related to the 
recent global economic crisis: 

"While there remains work to be done, as 
outlined by the 2004 Strategic Plan, the 
Academy's progress through one of the most 
difficult economic times in modern history 
has been remarkable, the result of courageous 
and prudent stewardship, and careful, 
imaginative leadership.' 

Andover | Spring 201 1 7 







What makes dorm electricity use 
spike at 3 a.m.? Why do smaller 
dorms tend to use less electricity 
per occupant? Why were certain 
dorms able to lop off more than 
20 percent of their electricity use 
in a recent competition — while 
others struggled to cut 5 percent? 

Launched on the school's website 
by sustainability coordinator Trish 
Russell on January 3, Andover's 
intriguing new electricity dash- 
board (aka "Gunga Data") raises 
many questions. Through data 
analysis and numerous campus- 
wide conversations, Russell — 
also a longtime science instruc- 
tor — and a core group of environ- 
mentally minded students intend 
to ferret out some answers. But 
the dashboard's main objective, 
says Russell, is to show students 
that their individual and small- 
group efforts can yield measur- 
able energy savings. 

From January 21 to February 17, 
residents of the Academy's 26 sep- 
arately metered dorms competed 
to reduce their dorm's electric- 
ity use by the highest percentage. 
Gunga Data vigilantly displayed 
each building's usage (and com- 
petition standing) by the hour, 
day, and week. After four weeks, 
Eaton Cottage (-30.6 percent) 
and Andover Cottage (-28.5 
percent) were the biggest "losers." 
Winning tactics included unplug- 
ging vending machines, air-drying 
clothes, and turning offlights. 

"One surprise was that some 
dorms of virtually the same size 

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per dorm, per person, or per square foot — plus accumulated dady, weekly, monthly, and yearly consumption. 
Graphics also can show kilowatt-hours used (as seen above), pounds of CO; emitted, or dollars spent. 

and age actually have radically 
different electricity-use baselines," 
notes Russell. "Lighting systems 
and the efficiency of the electric 
pumps used in heating vary wide- 
ly, mostly depending on when the 
dorms were last renovated. Over 
time, Gunga Data will help us 
know where to focus resources to 
get the biggest energy and green- 
house gas reduction savings per 
dollar spent." 

Although summer is just around 
the corner and dorms sit empty in 
August, Gunga Data never takes 

a vacation. Continual tracking — 
even as the days get longer and 
warmer — will give Russell and 
her students a total picture of 
year-round campus electricity use 
and a wealth of data for analysis. 

Larry Muench, director of facili- 
ties, believes Gunga Data will be- 
come increasingly useful to the 
Office of Physical Plant. "We'll 
be better able to compare utilities 
usage, identify areas for investiga- 
tion, evaluate systems, and iden- 
tify equipment that needs to be 
upgraded or replaced," he says. 

In the near future Russell hopes 
to upgrade the dashboard with 
water- and heat-use tracking ca- 
pabilities. Gunga Data, created by 
Lucid Design Group, is funded in 
part by contributions to the Class 
of 1983 s sustainability and solar 
initiatives funds, established in 
memory of Greg Simon '83 (see 
In Memoriam). 

— Jill Clerkin 

PA Webcast — Live from Muppet Land 

Live from the vast movie lot Charlie Chaplin created in Hollywood, on 
Saturday, February 1 2, Phillips Academy took center stage in a program to 
highlight Andover's growing efforts to impact the global community. 

Hosted by Brian Henson '82 at what is now named the Jim Henson 
Studios, "Living and Learning in a Global Community" featured a panel 
discussion with participants from Andover to South Africa, moderated 
by Head of School Barbara Landis Chase. 

Taking place before a studio audience of alumni and parents, the con- 
versation was guided by the visionary goal of Andover's Strategic Plan: 
To reaffirm the mission of Phillips Academy to be a school that educates out- 
standing youth from every quarter by effectively challenging them to develop then- 
potential and to depart as thoughtful, versatile, responsible participants in the 
global community. 

The event was broadcast live online with panelists participating via Skype 
from their respective locations: 

• Chad Green (Cape Town, South Africa) — PA Director of 
Community Service, currently on sabbatical at the LEAP Science 
and Maths School in Cape Town 

• Peter Merrill (Andover) — instructor in Russian and German; 
coordinator, Global Perspectives Group (GPG) 

• Flavia Vidal (Andover) — 
instructor in English; 
member, GPG 

• Raj Mundra (Andover) — instructor in 
biology; member, GPG; coordinator of 
"Why Teach India?'' conference 

• Celia Lewis 10 (Philadelphia) — freshman at 
UPenn; social entrepreneur and participant in several 
PA global learning experiences 

After participants described their global activities, Chase moderated a 
question-and-answer session, with questions fielded from both the studio 
and Web audiences. 

Henson, an award-winning producer, director, writer, and performer, is 
chair of the Jim Henson Company. His recent work includes Dinosaur 
Tram, the Emmy-nominated pre-school series Sid the Science Kid, and an 
adult comedy, Stuffed and Unstrung. 

^Jee and iTIear more: The webcast is available in its entirety at magazine. 

IRT Celebrates Two Decades of 
Promoting Diversity in Education 

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers, which has 
helped more than 1,400 students of color pursue 
careers as teachers and college professors, celebrated 
its 20th anniversary on March 12 and 13. At the 
event IRT summer faculty coordinator Dr. Clement 
White (pictured far left), a professor and chair of 
the graduate program in Hispanic studies at the 
University of Rhode Island, was honored with the 
IRT's first Distinguished Service Award. 

Among the 200 attending were, from left, White, 
Dr. Besenia Rodriguez, IRT '99, Brown University's 
associate dean of the college for research and 
upperclass studies; Dr. Denise Galarza Sepulveda, IRT 
'92, a professor and program chair of Latin American 
and Caribbean Studies at Lafayette College; Asabe 
Poloma, IRT director; Kelly Wise, IRT founder and 
executive director; Dr. Reginald Wilburn, IRT '98, 
a professor at the University of New Hampshire, 
and Monica Martinez, IRT 05, a PhD candidate 
at Yale University — both IRT summer faculty and 
co-curriculum leaders; and Shivohn Garcia, IRT 00, 
a PhD candidate at Purdue University 

Andover | Spring 20 1 1 9 


Young Theologian Receives 
International Recognition 

Andover's newest philosophy and religious studies instruc- 
tor, Michael Legaspi, has been awarded the 20 1 1 John 
Templeton Award for Theological Promise for his doctoral 
research and his recent book, The Death of Scripture and the 
Rise oj Biblical Studies. He joined the Academy faculty in 
September 2010. 

Along with documenting the emergence of a new form of 
biblical interpretation at the time of the Enlightenment, 
Legaspi's book examines how academics created new modes of biblical criticism 
that were designed to preserve European culture by replacing older, confessional 
forms of biblical theology. 

"People write books because they feel they have something to contribute to a larger 
conversation," he says. An award like this amplifies your voice a little within that 
conversation." Legaspi, who currently is working on his second book, will receive 
a $ 1 0,000 prize and attend the awards ceremony at the University of Heidelberg in 
Germany in May. 

New Director of College 
Counseling Appointed 

Following an extensive national search, Sean Logan, former 
associate director of admission at Williams College, has 
been named PAs new director of college counseling. He 
will join the Academy on July 1,201 1. 

Logan brings more than 20 years' experience in college 
counseling and admission, at both the independent sec- 
ondary school and college levels. During his 1 1 years at 
Williams, Logan coordinated athletic recruiting, was the 
main liaison to the financial aid office, and oversaw international student admis- 
sion. He also has worked in admission for Harvard and Stanford universities and 
Occidental College. Additionally, he was the director of college counseling at The 
Bishops School in Lajolla, Calif., for six years. 

Logan also served two terms on the board of directors of Creylock ABC 
(A Better Chance) program, the Williamstown, Mass., branch of a national 
program that places promising students of color in the nation's leading high 
schools. He also partnered with a philanthropist to establish a college counseling 
program for low-income high school students in San Francisco. 

"Sean is a talented and experienced educational leader, and his dedication to 
broadening educational access is consonant with Andover's vision; we look 
forward to welcoming him into the Andover community," said Head of School 
Barbara Landis Chase in announcing Logans appointment. 

Logan earned his undergraduate degree at Williams and holds a master's degree in 
higher education administration from Stanford. He and his wife, Joy St. John, the 
director of admission at Wellesley College, have a young son. 

Global Perspectives 
Group Plans Global 
Teaching Conference 

At press time, Andover's Global Perspectives Group 
(GPG) was gearing up to host a two-day confer- 
ence planned for May 6 and 7 on campus. The goal of 
"Sharing Best Classroom Practices: Contexts for Change" 
is to discuss best classroom practices for educating teens 
using models from middle schools, high schools, and 
even colleges from around the country and the world. 
Some 1 00 educators are expected to participate. 

The conference is intended to "encourage participants 
to think outside the confines of their familiar context 
through the sharing of innovations by schools that are un- 
like each other," says GPG coordinator Peter Merrill. "We 
intentionally are not focusing on New England boarding 
schools." Merrill explained that the GPG is looking to 
public, private, and charter schools in the United States 
and abroad, from both well resourced and underserved 
communities. And the focus is not on the content, the 
"what" of global education, but on looking at how educa- 
tion is done in a wide variety of contexts. 

Participants will come from Shanghai and Beijing; 
India; Cape Town; New Orleans; Washington, D.C.; and 
Scarsdale, N.Y., as well as local public and private schools, 
and the Eight Schools Conference, of which Andover is a 
member. Many Andover faculty members will take part. 

Keynote speakers are Harvard professor Fernando 
Reimers, director of Global Education; Tufts professor 
Sherman Teichman, director of the Institute for Global 
Leadership; and LEAP School founder and headmaster 
John Gilmour, who developed an innovative secondary 
school model. Merrill notes that each keynote speaker 
"brings to the conference a perspective on education 
that derives its power not from magic button' program 
development, but from challenging traditional concep- 
tions of education. 

This conference is GPG's first outreach effort since its 
inception in 2006 by Dean of Faculty Temba Maqubela, 
who, under the direction of Head of School Barbara 
Landis Chase, developed the multidisciplinary faculty 
advisory group to work toward goals of Andover's 2004 
Strategic Plan. Maqubela's highly successful ACE Scholars 
Program, created to address the preparation gap, is among 
the innovations to be spotlighted at the conference. 

The GPG is eager to see this conference model continued 
with subsequent meetings rotating among participating 


10 Andover | Spring 201 1 

Ninja of the snow; k 
Assassin with a snowball. 
Proceed with caution.* 

— Marcus Smith "12 

Shoveled path today 
Snowed back over by second 
Vague sense of despair 

—Jean Kim '12 

*Translated from the Japanese by Carolyn Whittingham '1 1 

Oh dearest Sam Phil, 

Your head is covered with snow. 

Would you like a hat? 

— Carolyn Whittingham ' 1 1 

Furious blizzard; 

Yet the snow falls quite slowly. 

A true miracle.* 

—Austin Mei "12 

Addison Acquires Prized Phillips Teapot 

In early January, I received a call from William Heidrich 72, who 
regularly supports the Addison. Bill asked me if I were aware of a silver 
teapot, made in Boston in 1750 and offered by Sotheby's in its 
Americana sale three weeks from then. Sotheby's was selling the 
stately, elegant, and important teapot that belonged to Phoebe Foxcroft 
Phillips and Samuel Phillips Jr., two of the founders of Phillips Academy. 

The teapot is a sublime example of mid-century Boston silver. Apple- 
shaped, its body lives harmoniously with a perfectly proportioned spout. 
It weighs about twice the average for a Boston teapot. Obviously it was a 
luxury good. The coat of arms is a wonderful example of rococo design. 

The engraving on the lid is very rare featuring an elaborate hunting scene, 
with men on horses, stags, and trees, and on axis with the spout is a croft, 
or farmhouse, with a fox engraved in the pediment, a rebus tor Foxcroft. 
The pot originally belonged to Phoebe's parents. Only a handful of pieces 
of Boston silver from the 1 8th century feature a rebus. 

The pot was crafted by Jacob Hurd, one of the three great makers of 
j| i.. * js I Boston silver in the 18th 
f ; J 'J^5J century. Paul Revere is 
the most famous, but only 
because of the midnight 
ride. John Coney, who 
was Pheobe's grandfather, 
was one of the pioneers 

of Boston silver, but Hurd was 
the most important mid-century 
silversmith and probably the most 
influential. His shop produced about 
halt of the mid-century Boston silver sti 
in existence, so his impact on period style was Jfe 
enormous. His son, Nathaniel Hurd, was the 
best engraver working in Boston in the 1 8th century. 

Photos Courtesy 
of Sotheby's 

The unusual engraving on the lid would never have occurred on a 
London teapot, though overall in terms of form the teapot draws heavily 
on London style. Narrative lid engraving and a rebus more likely would 
appear on Irish or German silver. The teapot, then, represents a mid- 
century amalgam of styles, with Hurd drawing on English, Irish, and 
German precedents to create something uniquely American. 

Bill's phone call spurred me to move quickly. A few phone calls later the 
money was in hand to buy the teapot. The auction was harrowing, but 
this wonderful ob|ect is now part of the Addison collection. 

— Brian T. Men 
Director, Addison Gallery of American Art 

The Addison Gallery closed in late March and will reopen in mid-October following 
the replacement of the museums roof The Museum Learning Center remains open. 
^ee more about ongoing educational programs and progress on the roof at 

Andovcr | Spring 201 1 

Cluster deans and cluster student presidents gather each week (sans flags) to hash out residential life issues, problems, and policies. Seated from left are Associate 
Dean of Students Carlos Hoyt; cluster deans Aya Murata, Clyfe Beckwith, Cindy Efinger, Frank Tipton, and Lisa Joel; and Dean of Students and Residential 
Life Paul Murphy '84. In the back row, student cluster presidents — all seniors — are Ijeoma Ejiogu, Manwei Chan, Oriekose Idah, Callen Brooks, and Eric Yoon. 

40 and Fabulous: Clusters Mark a Milestone 

Attention alumni from the Class of 1969 
and on: Which cluster were you a part of 
when you graduated? Do you remember? 
Were you among "the beautiful people in 
FLG who "guarded the sacred flame"? Or an 
"outlier" camped by the Sanctuary in PKN? 
Were you a more "suburban" dweller of ABB, 
tucked into small dorms between campus and 
town? Or a member of the "fierce tribes" of 
WQN who periodically "wreaked havoc" on 
campus? Perhaps you were among the shad- 
owy "folk of distant jungles" thriving in the 
land of WQS? Or just maybe, yours was the 
lost cluster of RPD (Rabbit Pond)? 

Forty years after the official founding of the 
cluster system in the 1970-1971 school year, 
cluster identity may be as elusive as ever. But 
its mission is just as important: to make a large 
school smaller, to better nurture students, to 
allow faculty and administrators to operate 
from real knowledge of students as individuals, 
explains Dean of Students Paul Murphy '84, 
who leads the residential system at Andover. 

The five clusters, each made up of some 220 
students — a mix of boys, girls, day, boarding, 
international, and domestic — are "Andover's 
version of family," says veteran Pine Knoll 
Cluster Dean Aya Murata. "My goal is to build 
a community where kids feel they are known 
by the adults, where they feel safe and that they 
belong." Her colleague Lisa Joel, dean of Abbot 
Cluster, adds that support for students is the 
fundamental mission of the system, and retiring 

Flagstaff Cluster Dean Clyfe Beckwith believes 
the system encourages compassion and fairness 
in disciplinary issues. The two deans new to 
the system this year, history and social science 
instructor Frank Tipton and Cindy Efinger, ex- 
pressed excitement about the opportunity to 
develop closer relationships to students, which 
all deans agreed was the best compensation for 
the long hours and hard work the position de- 
mands. "I've grown so much as a cluster dean," 
Beckwith, also an instructor in physics, admits. 
And I'm definitely a better teacher for it." 

Other pluses: the breaking down of "social 
cliques" that Andover once was known for, 
a way of organizing smaller social gatherings 
— such as the Wednesday night "Munches" — 
and charity events, and a means of better inte- 
grating day students into campus lite — though 
this always seems to present a challenge. 

Whatever doubts there have been about the sys- 
tem, most have centered on the loss of a strong 
identity with one's class. Vic Henningsen '69, in- 
structor in history and social science and a two- 
term cluster dean in the 1 990s, has both perspec- 
tives. Although a strong proponent of clustering, 
he says, "It had the impact of destroying one of 
the great strengths of the Andover system — 
classes, which were so tightly organized that you 
really knew your class." But Henningsen adds 
that given that Andover became coeducational 
not long after clusters were introduced, "it made 
much more sense and was a more realistic way 
to deal with an adolescent culture." 

Some big changes have altered the system since 
English instructor Kelly Wise piloted the first 
trial cluster in WQS in 1 968- 1 969. The absorp- 
tion of Rabbit Pond by the Abbot Cluster was 
one. But the change with the greatest impact was 
the elimination of cluster intramural sports. On 
the playing fields cluster identity got its greatest 
boost. If you won cluster soccer that year, you 
had something to crow about. But it became 
almost too competitive, and injuries mounted 
until they outnumbered varsity injuries some 
years. And so a beloved tradition died. 

The evolutionary changes are subtle but dra- 
matic. "We did a lot more discipline then and 
do a lot more counseling now," was a theme 
expressed by veteran deans. Parent interac- 
tion also is much greater due to e-mail and cell 
phones. Murphy seems most pleased that the 
disciplinary system, organized around the clus- 
ters, has become much more democratic and 
transparent "There is a lot more discussion and 
good input into decisions now," he says, now 
that deans and house counselors have become 
far more than primarily disciplinarians. 

On the whole, the system thrives and contin- 
ues to mature. The New England Association 
of Schools and Colleges reaccreditation team 
recently commended the Academy "for creat- 
ing an intimate boarding school atmosphere 
despite its large student population." That musl 
be pretty close to a "6" for the course. 

— Sally Holm 

12 Andover | Spring 201 1 


Special Events Honor Legacy 
of Martin Luther King Jr. 

In the midst of a very snowy January, enthusiastic students, faculty and 
staff took advantage of the more than a dozen Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
workshops, presentations, and performances hosted by faculty students, 
and oft-campus guests. 

The day's special schedule began with All-School Meeting, featuring 
keynote speaker Lani Guinier, the first black woman appointed to 
a tenured professorship at Harvard Law School. Guinier, who served 
in the Civil Rights Division during the Carter administration, was head 
of the voting rights project at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in the 
1 980s, and was a tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law 
School in the 1990s, challenged conventional thinking on the issues of 
race and class. 

Several hundred students were treated to "Mr. Glass," a powerful one- 
man show by professional actor Jonathan Dent 05. Through hip-hop, 
dance, comedy, and impersonation, Dent explored the fragilities of race 
and identity, recounting the first time he was called the "N-word," the 
impact of verbal abuse and discrimination, and the thrill of hearing of 
Obama's victory. 

Award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and anti-sexism activist 
Byron Hurt hosted a workshop titled "Manhood in America" and a 
viewing of his documentary-in-the-making, Soul Food Junkies, which 
examines the clash of culture and class across America's kitchens. Hurt 
is a longtime gender violence prevention educator and has appeared 
numerous times on national television. 

The goal of the Academy's 21st celebration of MLK Jr. Day, says Dean 
of CAMD Linda Griffith, was to "create a climate on campus that would 
allow us to think and talk about the challenging issues that face our 
increasingly diverse community and world." Funding sources for the day's 
events included the Elizabeth Rogers Lectureship, the Ullman Family 
Fund, and Abbot Academy Association grants. 


1. David Canton, associate professor of history and director of the Center 
for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Connecticut College, 
led student discussions about racial and ethnic stereotypes. 

2. Along with hosting two workshops, filmmaker Byron Hurt held a campus 
screening of his documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes. 

3. Chelsea Grain '12 (left) chats with Harvard law professor and civil 
rights activist Lani Guinier at a special CAMD luncheon. 

4. CAMD Scholar Hector Kilgoe '1 1 presented "The School Bus: Boston's 
Desegregation Legacy" in the Addison's Museum Learning Center; 
Head of School Barbara Landis Chase was his faculty advisor. 

5. In his "Mr. Glass" performance, actor Jonathan Dent 'OS recalled his 
sudden awareness that he and the janitor were the only two African 
Americans in his grammar school. 


Husain Haqqani 

Pakistan Ambassador to the U.S. 

Currently an associate professor for inter- 
national relations at Boston University, 
Ambassador Husain Haqqani presented a 
brief background on his work and the his- 
tory of Pakistani-American relations, and 
later engaged with students and faculty at a 
small dinner. 

"He answered my questions with a welcome 
air of frankness and respect," said Charlie 
Cockburn '11. "He seemed to give my que- 
ries... the same consideration he would have 
if they had come from another diplomat." 

"What struck me was his optimism regard- 
ing the Indian-Pakistani conflicts," added Fay 
Feghali '12. Haqqani's visit was sponsored by 
CAMD and funded by an Abbot Academy 
Association grant. 

— Susanne Torabi, 
international student coordinator 

Lisa See 

Best-Selling Author 

New York Times best-selling author Lisa See 
visited campus in early April in celebration of 
the 22nd Annual Asian Arts Festival. "It was 
great to see how one of my favorite books 
this year, Shanghai Girls, was woven together. 
See took us on a journey through her life and 
experiences ... to truly reveal what it means to 
be an author," said Seyoung Lee '12. 

See's newest novel is Dreams of Joy. Her visit 
was sponsored by Asian Society, Asian Girls 
Forum, and MOSAIC, and funded by an 
Abbot Academy Association grant. 

— Aya S. Murata, advisor to Asian and Asian 
American students 

Azhar Usman 

Muslim Comedian 

Students and faculty filled Kemper Audi- 
torium in January to hear comedian Azhar 
Usman's unique perspective on the com- 
plexities of Islam. Also in the audience were 
chaplains and Muslim students from Groton, 
Brooks, and Exeter. 

Usman's very funny repertoire included 
some specific Muslim bits (i.e., going to the 
airport) as well as general humor about his 
family life and career. Andover's own Rabbi 
Michael Swarttz — no stranger to stand-up — 
was his opening act! Usman also was a guest 
in numerous classes, where he spoke elo- 
quently about Islam as a faith tradition and 
its storied history. His visit was sponsored by 
the Muslim Student Union and funded by an 
Abbot Academy Association grant. 

— Rev. Anne Gardner, 
director oj spiritual and religious life 

Red Clay Ramblers 

Tony Award-Winning String Band 

Tang Theatre was the mid-January venue for 
North Carolina's Red Clay Ramblers. Their 
high-energy performance included a mix of 
old-time mountain music, bluegrass, coun- 
try, and New Orleans jazz highlighted by a 
foot-stomping rendition of "Cotton-Eyed 
Joe." "Watching the band perform was quite 
an experience," said Sumi Matsumoto '11. 
"It seemed that each band member had a dif- 
ferent instrument in hand for each song, and 
sometimes switched in the middle." 

As part of the Ramblers' visit, which was 
funded by an Abbot Academy Associa- 
tion grant, band members taught — and in- 
spired — music and dance students in several 
rousing master classes. 

— Erin Strong, chair, theatre and dance 

Diana L. Eck 

Harvard Professor, Author 

Dr. Diana L. Eck, a professor of comparative 
religion and Indian studies and member of 
the faculty of divinity at Harvard, spoke at 
All- School Meeting in January. 

"Dr. Eck's presentation really tied all of the 
different aspects of religion, culture, and plu- 
rality into something that was very eye-open- 
ing and pressing," said Elizabeth Oppong '12. 
"Most importantly, she highlighted the need 
to discuss religion on our campus." 

Eck has headed Harvard's Pluralism Project, 
which studies the United States' growing reli- 
gious diversity, since 1991. Her visit was part 
of Oppong's "Celebrating the Cultural Lega- 
cies of Catholicism" project, which is funded 
by an Abbot Academy Association grant. 

— Mary Kantor, Catholic chaplain 
David Hawk 

North Korean Human Rights Expert 

The author of "The Hidden Gulag," recog- 
nized to be the most accurate and in-depth 
analysis of North Korea's political prisoner 
camp system, David Hawk has been a human 
rights activist in third world countries for 
more than four decades. 

"He evoked a sense of tragedy as he illustrat- 
ed the horrific conditions that most North 
Koreans face," said Vidush Mahansaria '12. 
"It was like / 9X4. ..but entirely true." 

Hawk's February visit was sponsored by 
CAMD and funded by an Abbot Academy 
Association grant, the Office of Assembly- 
woman Sun-Young Park of National Assem- 
bly of Republic of Korea, and Dr. Bum June 
Kim, Vice President of Seokyeong University 
of South Korea. 

— Susanne Torabi, 
international student coordinator 

Bruce Anderson '90 

Climatologist, Educator, Author 

In mid-January, Boston University clima- 
tologist Dr. Bruce Anderson engaged the 
Andover community in a discussion of the 
critical issues of global climate change, in- 
cluding the costs and benefits of action and 
inaction, areas of scientific uncertainty, and 
how to be an environmentally responsible 
global citizen. 

"Dr. Anderson's presentation was very 
statistics-based, which provided a wake-up 
call that is harder to ignore than the vaguer 
message we hear every day," said Rachel 
Wittenberg '13. 

Anderson's visit was hosted by the Alumni 
House Green Dorm Pilot, ERAC, and Eco- 
Action, and funded by Parents of Students of 
Phillips Academy. 

— Trish Russell, sustainability coordinator; 

instructor in science 

Archdiocese of Boston 
Black Catholic Choir 

In early January the 45-member Archdiocese 
of Boston Black Catholic Choir (ABBCC) 
held a community concert in Cochran 
Chapel and performed as part of Catholic 
Mass. Inspired by the choir's interactive and 
uplifting music, a student remarked that the 
concert gave her a better sense of the strength 
of music, especially in terms of promoting 
unity. It was a galvanizing lead-in to Martin 
Luther Kingjr. Day. 

ABBCC performances were made pos- 
sible through the "Celebrating the Cultural 
Legacies of Catholicism" project initiated by 
Elizabeth Oppong ' 1 2, which is funded by an 
Abbot Academy Association grant. 

— Mary Kantor, Catholic chaplain 

14 Andover | Spring 2011 



Peter Neissa's Spanish 520: 

Culture and 
the Emerging 
Global Economy 

by Sally Holm 

Don't bother adding Miquel de Cervantes' 
epic novel, El mgemoso hidalgo don Quijote de la 
Mancha, to your booklist for Peter Neissa's ad- 
vanced Spanish course. It's not on the list. You'll 
be better off with Paul Krugman's International 
Economics: Theory and Policy — with a big caveat: 
you'll need fluency in Spanish. 

Neissa, head of the Division of World Languages 
and chair ot the Spanish Department, is plunging 
his students into the world's emerging Hispanic 
markets — a world of stocks, investment, acquisi- 
tions, hostile takeovers, and big money. Very big 
money. Divided into groups of four, students in 
three sections of Spanish S20 started winter term 
Hush with S 1 million in virtual cash. Their mis- 
sion: to select an actual Hispanic company and 
create a "business case" to persuade the other 
groups to invest in their chosen enterprises. They 
were encouraged to play the stock market, con- 
sider acquiring other companies, and develop 
resources. The company with the most assets at 
the end of spring term wins! 

It may sound like a game, but this is a very seri- 
ous business. Students must research companies, 
countries, and financial markets. They must un- 
derstand historical and political forces at work 
in Latin America and the consequences of trade 
treaties such as NAFTA. They write resumes 
and apply for jobs. They must prepare persuasive 
presentations on their companies. Students and 
teacher keep track of every transaction through- 
out the two terms. All in Spanish. 

In Week 3, which the syllabus calls "Los Cinco Mis- 
terios del Capitahsmo" (from the book by Hernan- 
do de Soto), they are exploring "why capitalism 
triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else." 
Neissa, a compact, brainy, energetic presence clear- 
ly relishes his role. He takes the students through 
a brief history of the European engagement with 

Latin America and the dispersal of property by 
Western kings. He prepares his class for this week's 
case — real and very much current — ot a peasant 
named Francisco Quisbert who holds title, passed 
down through his family, to land around a salt lake 
high in the Bolivian Andes. The students must 
research and find the story. They pull their chairs 
and laptops around and hit the Web together, 
discussing the case without a word of English. 

Twenty minutes later, two groups are clearly strug- 
gling, but the third is onto the answer. Beneath the 
surface ot Quisbert's land lies the largest deposit 
of lithium in the world. Lithium, the lightest of all 
metals and highly reactive, is used in nuclear phys- 
ics and weaponry, ceramics and glass production, 
aircraft, and batteries. Developed, the deposits 
would be worth a fortune, which has foreign inves- 
tors and large multinational corporations clamor- 
ing to get in. But Bolivia's president vehemently 
objects to anything but nationalizing the potential 
industry, even though the country lacks the re- 
sources to develop the site itself How to acquire 
development rights to this vast potential wealth? 

In PowerPoint presentations the next week, 
each group makes its case to the class. Renat 
Zalov '11, dressed in a suit, confidently explains 
the "prohlema de litio" and proposes a means of get- 
ting an experienced Chilean company involved, 
hoping to convince other companies to invest. 
Students field difficult questions from classmates 
and teacher. The Spanish is fluent, complex, 
and highly technical. So is their grasp of the 
economics required. 

And that's the point. Neissa is determined to pull 
foreign language instruction beyond the rich lit- 
erature of the Spanish language into professional 
usage — in business, health care, energy, and the 
environment — while educating students about 
the issues facing the Hispanic world. 

Born in Colombia, Neissa moved to the United 
States for undergraduate work at UMass- 
Amherst, then earned a master's degree in Span- 
ish language and literature at Harvard, and finally 
a PhD in Hispanic studies at Boston College. In 
between he taught, first at the high school level, 
then at Harvard, where he worked with two other 
colleagues to develop the prototype for Spanish 
520 as an experiential, intermediate-level course. 
It caught on, filling a void Neissa had long recog- 
nized in language education, and began attracting 
Harvard Business School students. 

But Harvard, Neissa noticed, was still offering 
traditional literature courses while many students 
were looking for alternative professional language 
courses — language instruction that profes- 
sional fields of business and science demanded 
in a global economy, courses that were offered 
to incoming freshmen at schools like Wharton. 
Looking around for a more progressive environ- 
ment, he found Andover. 

It seems to be a good fit. His courses are always 
full, and he has found PA students to be "the 
best in the nation." He is amazed at their talent 
and enterprise. He relates how the team of 
Apsara Iyer ' 1 2, Paul Donovan 11, Minymoh 
Anelone '12, and Eve Simister '12 in last year's 
course persisted until they got the CFO of a 
large Spanish clean energy company — Iberdrola 
Renovables — on the phone for an interview. 
Neissa was very impressed. "These are high school 
students!" he reminded himself, doing the work 
of intermediate to advanced college students. 

Neissa's goal is to turn out students "who are able 
to converse in the world of Spanish business. You 
can have a Harvard MBA, but if they send you to 
Spain or Latin America and you can t speak the 
language, you won't be effective." Cuidado, munda 

Neissa is determined to pull foreign language instruction beyond the rich literature of 
the Spanish language into professional usage — in business, health care, energy, and the 
environment — while educating students about the issues facing the Hispanic world. 


Girls' varsity ice hockey coach Martha Fenton '83 
employs a number of different skills to communicate 
with her team. 

Something Really 
Special about that 

Brand of 

by Allen Lessels 

Martha Fenton whistles while she works. 

Her trademark call brings her Phillips Acad- 
emy hockey players hustling to the bench, 
knowing it's time for the next wave of Big 
Blue skaters to take the ice. 

Fenton laughs. "It's one of the more useful 
tools I have," she says. 

Fenton cheers while she works, too. Cajoles 
and encourages as well and, just for a mo- 
ment, joins senior Mariana Walsh in a dance 
routine to a little "Mambo No. 5" as the third 
period of a tense game against Westminster 
School is about to begin. 

"Martha and all of our coaches just ooze en- 
thusiasm for what they do," says Mike Kuta, 
in his 30th year at Andover, his fifth as ath- 
letic director. "The teacher as coach model is 
one of the greatest strengths of the program.'' 

Enthusiasm and passion abound whether 
Fenton S > is talking about her own days at 
Andover or about her players carrying on 
with team traditions. 

Enthusiasm and passion come, too, from 
football and basketball coach Leon Modeste 
as he discusses his quarter of a century at 
Andover; from Nancy Lang, a reluctant head 
coach at first, who has helped turn Andover 
into a cross-country running power; and 
from Kate Dolan, head coach of field hockey 
and lacrosse. 

They are just a handful of the folks, past 
and present, who contribute to Andover's 

impressive coaching tree — 93 faculty mem- 
bers coach at least one sport. 

"To me, good coaching is about good teach- 
ing and connectivity with the kids," Kuta says. 
"Our coaches have different personalities, 
but one thing they have in common is they 
all can connect with kids." 

That connection is appreciated on both sides. 

"My coaches know me beyond the athletic 
sphere," says Kristen Faulkner 11. "My crew 
coach has been my coach, my teacher, and 
my advisor. My swim coach doubled as my 
house counselor. When I perform well, or 
when I am tired, my coaches understand 
why. They seek to develop me not only as 
an athlete, but as a person, a student, a team- 
mate, and a friend." 

Today's mentors follow in a long line of 
legendary leaders at Andover. 

Recent former coaches, hockey's Chris 
Gurry '66 and baseball's Andy Cline, were recip- 
ients of illustrious awards this winter. Gurry, 
who continues to teach history, was named 
winner of the 20 1 1 John Mariucci Award 
by the American Hockey Coaches Associa- 
tion, recognizing his "spirit, dedication, and 
enthusiasm." Cline, coach at Andover from 
1 986 to 2009 and a 300-gamc winner, was 
inducted into the Massachusetts Baseball 
Coaches Association Hall of Fame. 

"These coaches are all difference makers," 
Kuta says. It's why they coach. 

"In general, teenagers don't automatically 
trust adults," says Lang, a math teacher and 
assistant dean of faculty who had little expe- 
rience with competitive running when she 
arrived at Andover 18 years ago. "One of the 
amazing things about working in a boarding 
school is that you have many opportunities 

1 6 Andover | Spring 201 1 

to interact with kids in a variety of ways, and 
when they decide to trust you, you've earned 
something pretty special." 

Lang has learned that with Kristen Faulkner. 

"Each day (Ms. Lang) would read to us an 
inspirational quote or a 'life lesson' from her 
notebook," says Faulkner. "I remember when 
I was injured and really frustrated because I 
was not allowed to run; Ms. Lang reminded 
me that health, sportsmanship, and a positive 
attitude are more important than any win." 

Lang's teams have won the last six New 
England prep school girls' cross-country 
championships, though she is quick to point 
out that she was on sabbatical for one of 
them. As important as the titles, perhaps, are 
the team spirit Fridays, when practice is con- 
ducted by the captains and features a team 
cheer on the steps of SamPhil and a campus 
run complete with cheers for other teams as 
they work out. 

Modeste, who has been known to read 
poetry or break out Bruce Springsteen's 
"Born to Run" at football practice, believes 
in stepping back and letting players play. 
"You let them make decisions," he says. 
"You hope you give them enough education 
and information to make good decisions, 
but it's their game. I don't believe coaches are 
chess masters." 

Modeste learned about Andover through 
his high school teammate in Brooklyn, 
Lou Bernieri, and the two have coached 

together here tor years. Modeste, in turn, 
was Kate Dolan's connection. He played 
touch football for the Brooklyn Maniacs 
with her brother-in-law, and as Dolan got out 
of college, Modeste suggested she check out 
Andover. Dolan came for a year as a teaching 
fellow and — except for one year coaching at 
Dartmouth — never left. 

"I completely tell in love with it," she says. 
"The sense of community at Andover and 
the opportunity to be surrounded by incred- 
ible colleagues and students has never ceased 
to inspire and amaze me." 

As head coach of field hockey and lacrosse, 
Dolan works closely all year with Fenton. 

Fenton, by the way, whistled and encour- 
aged, but PA lost that late-season game to 
Westminster. The Blue had a tough season 
but gave Westminster, the eventual prep 
school champion, all it could handle. When 
it was over, Fenton clapped and smiled as her 
players, as always, skated over and shook the 
hands of the referees. 

At the season-ending banquet, each player 
signed the blue goalie stick that began a new 
tradition back in 2006. "Every team since 
has signed that stick," says Fenton. "They 
might have played one season or four sea- 
sons, but they're part of something much 
bigger than that." 

Allen Lessels is a sportswriterfor 
the Manchester Union Leader. 

Leon Modeste 
vis in teaching 

Repeat Triumph: Boys' swimming and 
diving, 2011 NEPSSA Championship, 
following an undefeated regular season 

Records Set: 

Derrick Choi '12, Matt Mahoney '11, 
Conor Deveney ' 1 1, and Alex Nanda '11, 
1 st, school and Exeter pool records, 
200 Medley Relay (1:35.46) 

Jun Oh ' 12, Jon Leung '11, Conor 
Deveney ' 1 1, and Alex Nanda ' 1 1, school 
record, 400 Freestyle Relay (3:09.41) 

Jun Oh '12, 1st, 200 Freestyle (1:41.32); 
1st, 500 Freestyle (4:36.43) 

Matt Mahoney '11, 1st, 100 Breaststroke 

Close Second: Girls' swimming and 
diving, 2011 NEPSSA, following an 
undefeated regular season 

Records Set: 

Amy Zhao ' 14, 1 st, school and Exeter 
pool records, 100 Fly (56.55); 
1st, 50 Freestyle (23.74) 

Lilybet MacRae ' 13, 1 st. New England 
11 -dive record (496.50 pts.) 

Other swim/dive records set: 

Jun Oh '12, New England record, 
200-meter (1:54.45) and 400-meter 
Freestyle (4:03.84) 

Lilybet MacRae ' 13, school and PA pool 
6-dive records (293.50 pts.) 

Kendall MacRae '11, Andover-Exeter 
6-dive record (261.45 pts.) 

Wrestling National Prep Place Winners: 

At National Prep School Wrestling 
Tournament at Lehigh University, 
Ryan Gaiss '11, 4th (145 lbs.); 
Colton Dempsey '12, 5th (140 lbs.); and 
Christian Vallis '14, 8th (112 lbs.) 

Selected: Andy Cline, retired instructor 
in math and baseball coach, for the 
Massachusetts Baseball Coaches 
Association Hall of Fame 

Christopher Gurry '66, instructor in 
history and social science and former 
hockey coach, for the 2011 John 
Mariucci Award, by the American 
Hockey Coaches Association 

Chris Cahill '06, Yale Bulldogs senior 
forward, for the 2010-11 All-Ivy League 
Hockey Team 

Alex Kiss-Rusk ' 12 and Megan 
Robertson '11, for the NEPSAC All-Star 
girls' basketball team 

Andover | Spring 201 1 


National Recognition 
for the peabody museum 

MM MM 1 1 J •! ■> ■> ■> ■' ■' i***"**" 

The Future Is Bright for the Little 
Museum with the Big Past 

by Don Abbott 

The Robert S. Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology has enjoyed a remark- 
able transformation since 2004 when it 
reopened as an academic resource and 
research center for Phillips Academy and 
the wider world. Some call it "a true re 
naissance, risen from the ashes" Others, 
"the little museum that could." Still others, 
"the best academic department, because 

1 8 Andover | Spring 201 1 

it isn't a department!" Dr. Meg Conkey, 
outgoing president of the Society for 
American Archaeology (SAA), says that 
the Peabody "provides an inspirational 
and substantive lesson" for educators and 
museum directors around the country. 

Last month 24 of the Peabody's major 
leaders took to the national stage, when 
they convened April 2 at the SAA's 76th 
Annual Meeting in Sacramento, Calif 

They came to conduct a symposium about 
the museum's storied history, its scientific 
and scholarly contributions, and its role 
both as an academic resource for Andover 
and as a model for integrative learning. 
They presented 14 papers (abstracts fol- 
low) in a full morning session attended 
by more than 100 people. Many attend- 
ees had long held deep respect for the 
Peabody's standing in the field of archaeol- 
ogy. All were impressed by the revitalized 
programs and strengthened position of 
the museum today. Scores of enthusias- 
tic SAA members attended the reception 
hosted by the Peabody that evening. 

Phillips Academy, the Peabody Museum, 
and the SAA have enjoyed a deep histori- 
cal association. In 1934, Peabody leaders 
helped found the SAA, a professional as- 
sociation with more than 7,000 members 
today. Its first meeting was held in 1935 in 
Samuel Phillips Hall. Over the years, four 
prominent Peabody scientists have served 
as SAA presidents: A.Y Kidder in 1937, 
Fred lohnson in 1 946, Doug Byers in 1 947, 
and "Scotty" MacNeish in 1 97 1 . In March 
2010, the Academy hosted the SAA Exec- 
utive Committee at the Peabody Museum 
to celebrate and strengthen their 75-year 
partnership and to explore the increasing 
congruence between their respective pro- 
grams and strategic goals for archaeology 
and education. The symposium of 201 1 
manifested this joint legacy and prefigured 
further close collaboration. 

While the symposium highlighted sig- 
nificant research by Peabody scientists 
and their role in the professionalization 
of archaeology during the 20th century, 
its composite story spotlighted the cur- 
rent impact and still unfolding potential 
of the Peabody's pedagogy and curricu- 
lum. As Becky Sykes, associate head of 
school, declared, "In the years before 2004, 
we tried many things — including public 

(At left ) The foyer of the Peabody Museum — with its stunning Stuart Travis mural — after its first major renovation was completed in April 201 1 

programming and costly exhibitions — 
but ultimately what worked was weaving 
the Peabody into the educational program, 
especially into diploma requirements." 

Jerry Hagler, chair of the biology depart- 
ment, cited "the ways students engage 
science in action," especially through path- 
breaking interdisciplinary courses like 
Science 470, Human Origins. "The real beau- 
ty of this approach is that the instructors 
come at the subject matter from unique 
backgrounds and perspectives. Students 
experience the very real phenomena of 
well-educated and knowledgeable schol- 
ars disagreeing (amicably of course) about 
the material they are teaching, and so they 
gain valuable insight into how science and 
other forms of intellectual inquiry work." 

Claire Gallou, instructor in French, never 
thought that a language department could 
use a museum of archaeology. Now, as a 
result of the professional translation of mu- 
seum documents by advanced students 
in French 600 and French 520, she said she 
is "thrilled by the snowball effect of these 
projects, and I can't wait to move forward." 

Lindsay Randall, co-coordinator of Pecos 
Pathways, a signal experiential program 
that grew organically from the repatria- 
tion to Jemez Pueblo in 1 999, confirmed 
the impact of this learning experience over 
time. One PA student wrote afterward, 
"I came to understand that if we all take 
a minute and listen, stereotypes will be 
broken, ignorance will become knowl- 
edge, and people will see each other for 
who they are: people." 

Today, virtually all three- and four-year 
students at Andover become involved 
in the Peabody through any one of many 
ways: a popular work duty program, cur- 
riculum units within several academic 
departments, independent study, an 
interdisciplinary course, or experiential 

learning. Some, like symposium presenter 
Kristi Gilleon 07, seem to have done it all, 
with lasting impact: 

"It is not an overstatement to say that 
by participating in Pecos Pathways and 
BALAM my original interest in archaeol- 
ogy and history became a serious inten- 
tion to one day become an archaeologist 
myself When I first arrived at Andover, I 
had very few ideas about what to study in 
college, and then later to pursue as a career. 
I thought about studying philosophy or 
English. And at one point I even consid- 
ered astronomy. These dreams faded one 
by one, however, because I never had the 
opportunity to explore those fields. I have 
had many interests in my life, but the Pea- 
body was the only institution to ever culti- 
vate one of those interests in the long-term 
by exposing me to real-world experience." 

Another presenter, former faculty mem- 
ber Hillary Abe, underscored the value of 
the Peabody s relationships over time with 
indigenous people: "One of the most im- 
portant ways that this institution has been 
able to gain relevance again is by exploring 
new avenues of collaboration with Native 
communities." Noting that the museum 
is "already ahead of the curve" in interfac- 
ing with tribes he went on to say: "The 
Peabody Museum has made it a point to 
not only be connected to contemporary 
Native peoples, but to facilitate learning 
among and between individuals from in- 
digenous and non-Native backgrounds. 
For me, the greatest asset that this museum 
demonstrated in the process was a mix of 
valuable information: on the one hand, the 
museum continued to offer classes and 
information dealing with archaeology and 
anthropology to students — but on the 
other hand, the institution has sought to 
bridge the gap between deeply historical 
knowledge and understand it in the context 
of contemporary Native peoples. Valuing 

the presence, experience, and knowledge 
that contemporary Native peoples bring to 
the table is important." 

A major source of the symposium's suc- 
cess, indeed one of the critical secrets 
to the Peabody s current vitality, is what 
Abigail Seldin '05 describes as "a key value 
embodied in the museum: inclusion and 
collaboration in all of its work." Like the 
process that has catalyzed innovative edu- 
cational programs on- and off-campus, the 
symposium gathered presenters from all 
of the museum's constituencies — archae- 
ological colleagues and Native leaders; 
PA administration, faculty and recent 
alums; museum staff and volunteers; 
members of the Peabody Advisory Com- 
mittee; and major donors. An ecological 
lesson: diversity develops and sustains 
community viability. 

While many individuals have participated 
in the Peabody's renaissance, the sympo- 
sium elevated three in particular: Becky 
Sykes, who skillfully steered the process 
of two crucial planning committees in the 
early 2000s; Malinda Blustain, museum 
director, whose pedagogical expertise has 
helped redefine the Peabody as a teaching 
museum and -an academic resource with 
increasing relevance to PA; and Marshall P. 
Cloyd '58, chair of the Peabody Advisory 
Committee, whose major philanthropy 
and astute insights have undergirded 
change at every level, including the re- 
cently completed physical renewal of the 
museum building. 

Blustain comments: At Sacramento, 
my symposium colleagues brought the 
Peabody to another level. How gratifying 
to know that our programs and our stand- 
ing are solid, on campus and in the world. 
We all believe the best is yet to come.' 

Don Abbott is faculty emeritus and a 
Peabody Advisory Committee member. 

Andover | Spring 201 1 19 

Society for 

Sacramento, California 
April 2,2011 

A Historical Perspective 
on the RSP Museum 

Nathan Hamilton, assoc. 
professor of anthropology, 
USouthern Maine, and Eugene 
Winter, honorary RSP curator 

Since 1 901 , the RSP Museum has been at the vanguard of North 
American archaeological method and theory. It helped found the 
SAA, employed stratigraphic principles to unify regional chronologies, 
developed a systematic approach to excavation and a focus on 
environmental reconstruction, initiated the use of Carbon-14 as an 
absolute dating technique, and devised innovative interdisciplinary 
collaborations to research agricultural origins and the development 
of societal complexity. This legacy is the foundation of the museum's 
current education and archaeological initiatives that focus on the 
Phillips Academy, scholarly, and modern indigenous communities 
(see museum timeline, page 26). 

Rising from the Ashes: 
Glory, Trouble and 
Renaissance at the 
Robert S. Peabody 
(RSP) Museum of 

Passamaquoddy basket, , 

20 Andover | Spring 201 1 

The RSP Museum and Pecos 

Linda Cordell, professor emerita, 
UColorado-Boulder, and Senior Scholar, 
School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe 

In 1915, sponsored by the R.S. Peabody 
Foundation, A.V. Kidder began his legendary 
work at Pecos Pueblo to demonstrate the value of scientific 
excavation techniques. Nearly a century later, Pecos remains 
an icon of American archaeology, having inspired a system of 
classification still in use today, a continuing forum in which 
to share research, a model for dialogue with descendant 
communities, a venue for continuing research, and an inspiration 
for youth from every quarter — especially students from PA, the 
Pueblo of Jemez, and the village of Pecos, who participate each 
year in Pecos Pathways. 

Photo: Excavation of the Nevin Site, Blue Hill, Maine, 1937 

The RSP Museum and the 
Peopling of the Americas 

James Richardson (left), curator emeritus, 
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 
and James Adovasio, director, Mercyhurst 
College Archaeological Institute 

The question of the timing and routes of entry into the Western 
Hemisphere continues to be a major research question in 
American archaeology. The debate has swung back and forth 
between a late entry versus an early presence in the Americas. 
The RSP Museum has, at times, been at the center of this 
controversy, making substantial contributions to this question. 
This paper cited Peabody scientists and their pertinent collections 
in the context of the history of the debate, emphasizing 
how their research helped shape the current theories on the 
peopling of the Americas. "Scotty MacNeish concludes his 
Pendejo monograph by saying We wish the researchers of the 
future good luck, the delights of discovery, the stimulation of 
synthesizing new data, and the challenge of developing new 
theories of cultural development. "' 

The RSP 
of Northeast 
North American 

Brian Robinson, 
assoc. professor of anthropology, 

The RSP Museum was a major 
center for sustained and organized 
research on Northeastern archaeology 
throughout much of the 20th century, 
alongside extensive research projects 
elsewhere in the Americas. Recent 
theoretical developments demonstrate 
the cumulative and critical nature 
of the Peabody's early research, 
including regional surveys, pioneering 
multidisciplinary research, and the 
excavation of irreplaceable cultural 
resources. The legacy of maintaining 
copious documentation and collections 
is a service to Native American cultural 
studies, as it is a responsibility and 
financial challenge with the changing 
missions of the museum. This paper 
highlighted historic Northeastern 
studies and recent research. 

Paleoindian spearpoints, Bull 
Brook and Neponset sites, eastern 

Mass., 10000-7000 B.C.E. 

Andovcr | Spring 20 1 1 


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The Peabody 
Gets Out of 
Trouble: Trial 
and Redemption 

Malinda Blustain, 
director, RSP 

Like many museums, the Peabody 
has had ups and down that were a 
consequence of both internal and 
external factors. When times were 
tough, the museum was forced to 
clarify its mission and role at Phillips 
Academy. Twice in recent years the 
museum was forced to confront 
very difficult financial issues while 
simultaneously trying to develop its 
educational program. These difficult 
times helped lay the foundation for 
the success that the institution enjoys 
today. By creating an environment 
within which frank discussion and 
innovative ideas can be voiced, the 
Peabody is now an academic resource 
integrally tied to the Academy, with 
close working relationships to virtually 
all departments. "Thanks to the 
generosity of some major donors, 
the museum has just completed a 
near-total renovation of its interior 
spaces and the endowment continues 
steady growth. All of this was nearly 
inconceivable only four years ago. " 

Integrating Archaeology 
into a High School 
Curriculum: The 
Andover Example 

Rebecca Sykes, assoc. head 
of school, and Margaret 
Conkey, SAA president 
2009-11 and professor of anthropology, UC-Berkeley 

This paper discussed the process by which PA and the RSP 
Museum have worked together over the past seven years to 
create a model program for the integration of a museum and its 
resources into a high school curriculum. Critical administrative 
decisions jumpstarted the endeavor and prudent management 
directed program growth relevant to strategic educational goals 
of the Academy. "Over the past decade, the Phillips Academy 
faculty has aspired to offer students interdisciplinary and 
multidisciplinary experiences. The Peabody is uniquely qualified 
as an archaeology museum to contribute to this initiative. By its 
very nature, archaeology is multidisciplinary and forces those 
who study it to think across disciplines. " Presenters discussed the 
specific aspects of archaeology that make it such a compelling 
arena for learning and for development of basic skills that have 
broad relevance. 

Pucbloun pottery, Southwest U.S., ■ 
Lite 19th century-early 20th century 

&2 An\vcr\ Spring 20 1 1 


Excavation ofshellheap, Bar Harbor, Maine, 1 913 

Research at the 
RSP Museum 

Donald Slater, 
educator, RSP 
Museum, and 
Nathan Hamilton, assoc. professor 
of anthropology, USouthernMaine 

Although the Peabody Museum's 
primary focus has shifted toward 
education during the past decade, this 
does not preclude the institution from 
supporting archaeological research. 
In fact, the museum sees great 
value in continuing its distinguished 
program of research and recognizes 
that archaeological fieldwork and 
the reanalysis of museum collections 
with modern techniques present rich 
opportunities to engage students 
in experiential learning. This paper 
highlighted recent work with existing 
Peabody collections, as well as 
new research conducted through 
the Rebecca Nurse Homestead 
Archaeological Project, the Central 
Yucatan Archaeological Cave Project, 
and the Bilingual Archaeological 
Learning Adventure in Mesoamerica 

Negotiating the Native American 
Graves Protection and Repatriation 

James Bradley, former director, 
RSP Museum 

The passage of NAGPRA added an unexpected 
dimension to efforts at revitalizing the RSP Museum in the early 
1990s. Viewed as opportunity rather than obstacle, NAGPRA 
became a major catalyst in rebuilding the Peabody's positive 
relationship to PA and restoring the national prominence of the 
museum. From the outset, the Peabody modeled a proactive 
approach in working with tribes and professional colleagues 
across the country. This paper explained four stages of effective 
negotiation, with particular relevance to the historic repatriation 
agreement that emerged from our consultation with the 
Pueblo of Jemez. Negotiating NAGPRA through more 
than 400 consultations has now established a substantial 
foundation for sustained relationships between PA and 
several Native communities. 

The Ongoing Integration 
of the RSP Museum into 
the PA Curriculum 

Jeremiah Hagler, instructor 
and biology department 
chair, and Claire Gallou, 
instructor in French 

The unique collaboration between Phillips Academy teachers 
and the Peabody has played a continuing role in interdisciplinary 
education since 2004. The museum has created customized 
presentations for a wide range of courses. Students have 
undertaken small-scale research collaborations and creative 
projects in very different fields such as history, biology, and even 
languages. In this session, the biology and French departments 
explained how such collaborations work, presenting numerous 
examples, including genetic studies on ancient dog bones 
by biology students and translation by French students of 
documents about the return of French Paleolithic artifacts 
between the Peabody and a French museum. 

Andovtr | Spring 20 1 1 23 

Inuit harpoon heads, Greenland, late 
1 9th century; polar bear effigy, Thule 
culture, Alaska, 9S0-1 700 A.D. 

Can an Elite 
High School and 
a North American 
Museum Succeed 
in Giving Back to 
Indian Country? 

Hillary Abe, recruitment and alumni 
coordinator, College Horizons; 
former PA instructor in English and 
admission counselor; member of 
Hidatsa Nation 

This paper presented the trials, 
pitfalls, and successes of matriculating 
Native students into an independent 
residential high school. What do 
schools and archaeological museums 
have to offer contemporary Native 
students, and how do they position 
themselves to respond to those needs? 
What roles can the Peabody play in 
helping these students adjust to their 
milieu and to help educate the broader 
school community on current Native 
issues? Its historic and continuing 
exploration of new avenues of 
collaboration with Native communities 
has reinvigorated the museum's 
relevance both on campus and in 
Indian Country. "The willingness on 
the part of the Peabody Museum staff 
to learn and create dialogue that does 
not fit within the established scope of 
archaeology is a welcome sign of the 
larger growth taking place in the field. " 

Origins of 
A Retrospective 

Mary Eubanks '65, 
professor of 
biology, Duke 

More than 50 years ago, the 
Peabody's Scotty MacNeish assembled 
an interdisciplinary team for the 
"Prehistory of the Tehuacan Valley" 
project, bringing together multiple lines 
of scientific evidence to investigate the 
origins of agriculture and settled life in 
the Americas. This presentation took 
a retrospective look at this landmark 
project and reviewed its findings in light 
of 21st-century evidence for the origin 
of maize in Mesoamerica. This project 
"has inspired research with practical 
applications to help solve problems 
in agriculture today. Experimental 
prototypes of ancient maize allow us to 
recapture genes that can be employed 
for breeding hardier modern varieties. 
This resurrected genetic diversity gives 
breeders new resources to adapt 
maize for sustainable agriculture and 
enhances security of one of the world's 
most important grain crops as the Earth 
is undergoing another cycle of global 
climate change. " 

The RSP Museum and Its Approach 
to Secondary Education 

Kristi Gilleon '07, archaeology 
undergraduate, UMontana 

The RSP Museum is unique in that it is the 
only archaeological museum to be found on 
a high school campus in the United States. It 
is also highly unusual for the breadth and quality of educational 
activities it provides for PA students. This paper discussed the 
transformative power of these opportunities from the point of 
view of a graduate who participated fully in Peabody programs 
from 2004 through 2007. "I am more committed to continuing 
in the field because the Peabody allowed me to play an active 
role within it, even before I left high school. " This presentation 
also discussed the Peabody as a model for other archaeological 
museums hoping to establish a close educational relationship 
with students anywhere from the elementary school to the 
graduate program level. 

24 Andover | Spring 201 1 

ma* mm 

Excavation of Ft. Ancient Site, Ohio River Valley, 1890s 

Groundstone objects, Hohokam culture, 
Southwest U.S., 700-1300 A.D. 

Pecos Pathways: 
A Model for Creating 
Lasting Partnerships 

Lindsay Randall, educator, 
RSP Museum, and Chris 
Toya, tribal archaeologist 
for Pueblo ofJemez, Mexico 

Pecos Pathways is an expeditionary learning program that is 
an outcome of the largest repatriation in NAGPRA history, to 
Jemez Pueblo in 1999. A partnership between the RSP Museum, 
Pecos National Historical Park, and the Pueblo of Jemez, it grew 
out of a mutual interest in educating young people and each 
party's desire to continue — and strengthen — the community-to- 
community relationships they had developed. Each June, students 
from PA, Jemez Pueblo, and Pecos, N.M., travel, live, and learn 
together. The informal interactions spark deep friendships, 
crosscultural sharing, and meaningful lessons about the 
importance of place and how the past informs both the present 
and the future. Now in its 13th year, the program has become 
the prototype for successful experiential education at PA. 

Tlingit and Macaw Indian baskets, 
Northwest coast U.S., 1900-1920 A.D. 

Open Doors: A Retrospective 
on the RSP Museum 

Abigail Seldin '05, Rhodes Scholar 
and PhD candidate, UOxford, U.K. 

Seldin described how experiences as a PA 
student at the Peabody both crystallized her 
passion for anthropology and launched her academic career. 
Equipped with a foundation in archaeology and hands-on 
curatorial experience, she began cocurating an exhibition at the 
University of Pennsylvania Museum as an undergraduate. Now 
a three-year gallery exhibition, "Fulfilling a Prophecy" is the first 
show at the museum to be cocurated by Native individuals. This 
work provided the basis for her successful Rhodes Scholarship 
application and acceptance to Oxford's doctoral program. This 
presentation also highlighted "the key values embodied in the 
RSP Museum" — commitment to flexibility and allowing for the 
possibility that opportunity can arise out of adversity; relevance 
and responding to needs in local communities; and inclusion 
and collaboration in all of its work. "As institutions around the 
country continue to recover from the challenges of the past few 
years, it is these principles that can lead us to a brighter future. " 





Robert S. 

Museum of 


June 1899 

Robert Singleton 
Peabody approaches 
Academy to propose 
his gift. 

Frederick Johnson 
prepares for an 
expedition, 1 930s 

March 1901 

Letter of gift from 
Peabody and his wife 
received and approved 
by Board of Trustees. 
"Department of 
is founded. 

May 1901 

Charles Peabody 
appointed Honorary 
Director; Warren King 
Moorehead appointed 

March 28, 1903 

Peabody officially 
opened as Department 
of Archaeology. 

October 1, 1904 

Robert S. Peabody 


Theodore Roosevelt 
appoints Warren 
King Moorehead 
to Board of Indian 
Commissioners; he 
is sent to investigate 
allegations of land 
fraud at Minnesota's 
White Earth Ojibwa 

reservation. At 
great personal risk, 
Moorehead records 
affidavits from 
homeless Ojibwa, 
providing proof of 
fraud perpetrated by 
land speculators and 
timber companies. 
Moorehead s work 
helps overturn the 
1868Dawe's Act, 
spurs enactment 
of the Indian 
Act of 1934. 

1930 1940 

April 1911 

In anticipation of 
large Peabody funding 
increase (resulting 
from liquidation 
of R.S. Peabody's 
bequested assets), 
questions of future 
plans for Department 
and most acceptable 
use of those funds 
arise; permanent 
special committee of 
trustees convened. 


Eminent Scholars 
Panel report advises 

Department of 
Archaeology to focus 
on research. 


Alfred V.Kidder 
appointed to 
excavate Pecos 
Pueblo and resolve 
understanding of 
Southwestern cultural 
chronology using the 
geological concept of 
stratigraphy; becomes 
known as the father of 
American archaeology. 


Harvard's Earnest 
Hooton conducts 

first Native American 
populations study 

of the Pecos human 

January 1924 

Charles Peabody 
resigns as director; 
Moorehead appointed 
new director. 

January 1925 

The Department of 
Archaeology renamed 
The Robert Singleton 
Peabody Foundation 
for Archaeology. 


26 Andover | Spring 20 1 1 



Fall 1933 

Douglas Byers 
appointed Assistant 


The Foundation hosts 
the first meeting 
of the Society for 

American Archaeology. 

January 1936 

Frederick Johnson 
appointed Curator. 


Byers appointed 

January 5, 1939 

Moorehead dies. 

March/April 1939 

Archaeological Society 
forms at the Robert S. 
Peabody Foundation 

for Ajchaeology; 
Foundation appointed 
its official repository. 

August 1939 

Johnson begins work 
at Boylston Street 
(Boston) Fishweir 
site, with a novel 
approach to 
excavation and 
analysis. Specialists 

include wood 
experts, biologist, 
two geologists, two 
botanists, zoologists 
from Harvard and 
MIT, and scientists 
from Woods Hole and 
Boston Museum of 
Natural History. 











Johnson chairs 
the American 

committee, which 

links needs of 
archaeologists with 
expertise of Willard F. 
Libby to develop 
Carbon- 14 dating. 


The Foundation hosts 
first Conference on 
Radiocarbon Dating. 


The Foundation hosts 
first International 
Conference on 
Dating attended 
by representatives 
of seven European 
countries, and 


Richard S. MacNeish 
excavates the earliest 
corn in the Tehuacan 
Valley of Mexico. 


Byers retires; Johnson 
appointed Director. 


Johnson retires. 


MacNeish appointed 


MacNeish elected to 
the National Academy 
of Sciences. 


MacNeish retires. 

Eugene C. Winter 
undertakes day-to-day 
management of the 
Peabody Foundation. 

Students at 
Pecos Pathways, 
Bandelier National 
Monument, New 
Mexico, 201 


James W. Bradley 
appointed Director; 
renames Foundation 

the Robert S. 
Peabody Museum of 



Pecos Pathways 
experiential learning 
program begins. 


Bradley concludes 
eight years of 
NAGPRA consultations 
with Jemez Pueblo 
in partnership with 
Harvard University 
and oversees largest 
repatriation of Native 
American human 
remains to date to 
Jemez Pueblo. 



Bradley departs; 
Malinda Blustain 
appointed interim 


Peabody Museum 
Planning Committee, 
chaired by Rebecca 
Sykes, associate head 
of school, convenes 
to assess Museum's 


Blustain appointed 

endorse major 
recommendations of 
Planning Committee 
to continue Museum 


Peabody strategic 
plan approved by 
trustees, ensuring the 
continued integration 

into Andover's 
academic program for 
the long term. 


Extensive' renewal and 
upgrade of Museum 
facilities completed. 

Society for American 
gives national 
recognition to the 

Peabody Museum's 






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"He is a lean man, with eyes 
deep set in an ascetic face that is 
seamed with thought and study 
and purpose. His hands — artist's 
hands — are hardened with work, 
in brick and wood and stone and 
metal... . He is a spiritual cousin of 
Leonardo for invention; like John 
of Ravenna, he is painter, sculptor, 
mason, carpenter, worker in silver 
and gold and iron...." 

Mumford,p. 18* 

Stuart Travis: Artist and Artisan 
Mismatched with Time 

by Jill Clerkin 

Amiable yet enigmatic, Stuart Travis lived, mused, researched, experimented, 
created, and was a familiar figure on campus for nearly 15 years. Although details 
of his early life and career are scarce, the artist clearly enjoyed periods of popular- 
ity and success, and some of his early illustrations and portraits still occasionally 
turn up at auction. 

At age 60, however, Travis essentially created a new life at Phillips Academy. And 
when budgets were tightened during the Depression, fortuitous projects at the 
Peabody Museum kept him both engaged in his craft — and gainfully employed. 

Man versus machine 

Born in 1868 into an era of extraordinary change, Travis studied at Academie 
Julian, a popular Parisian art school, in the mid- 1880s. He later would find himself 
unable to fathom — much less embrace — America's growing need for speed and 
convenience. Preferring traditional ways and slower methods, he was particularly 
dismayed by the mass production of "art." 

In the first decade of the 1 900s Travis maintained a popular portrait studio in New 
York City. Circa 1918 he lived in and carved, cast, or painted various decorative 
elements for the apartments in Manhattan's trendy Hotel des Artistes. 

Near the end of WWI, the meticulous artist became known for the detailed 
pictorial maps he researched and painted for elegant steamships and extravagant 
yachts. Though presumably well paid, Travis was discovered in 1921 living some- 
thing of a hermit's life — disinterested in wealth or notoriety — creating happily 

Details from the 1 938 Peabody mural, Travis's last mural before his death in 1 942 

and prolifically at a Long Island tavern. "I was simply nfille 
de joie (prostitute)," said Travis, referring to his early days 
as an artist, "and I knew perfectly well that what I was turn- 
ing out under the name of art was fiction. At last I mustered 
the courage to jettison the whole thing, and for three bliss- 
ful years I dove into the study of old crafts, which had been 
calling to me ever since I could remember" (Mumford 19). 

New home, new challenges 

In 1928 — perhaps having seen a stunning Travis mural 
aboard an ocean liner — Andover alumnus, visionary, and 
benefactor extraordinaire Thomas Cochran commissioned 
the artist to execute a pictorial history of the Academy. The 
resulting 14' 8" x 6' 9" mural, titled "History and Traditions 
of the School and Vicinity" (photo, page 4), depicts the town 
and school environs in 1830. It was installed in the Freeman 
Room of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library in 1929. 

His next commission was the gates to the 85-acre Moncrieff 
Cochran Bird Sanctuary. Travis was likely delighted to work 
in different media; the hand-carved swinging gates, stone 
portals, and intricate ironwork took two years to complete. 

Compassion and commitment 

In 1935, Travis finished his sec- 
ond campus mural, unofficially *1 
titled "The History of Evolu- 
tion," which was installed in 
Commons. Despite a dismal 
economy, trustees voted to 
provide temporary quarters 
to enable Travis to finish the 
project, "...but the stop-gap 
arrangement became permanent," 
wrote Charles H. Sawyer '24, former 
curator of the Addison Gallery, in an 
Andover Bulletin article written post- 
humously about Travis. "The school 
quite unexpectedly found itself in the 

"Mumford, John Kimberly. "Old Tradition in Craftsman- 
ship: A Talk with Opus Travi." Arts & Decoration (May 
1921): 18-19,62-64. 

role of a modern Medici, with a 
creative artist in its employ whose 

sole life interest was in creating things of beauty for its 

Enduring final works 

At the behests of Peabody Museum director Douglas Byers 
and renowned archaeologist Dr. Alfred Kidder, Travis then 
focused on projects for the museum, establishing a work- 
shop in its basement. Kidder supplied the mass of essential 
technical data for Travis's "Culture Areas of North America," 
the archaeological mural that graces the Peabody stairwell 
(photo, page 18), and for an exacting scale model of the 
village of Pecos, N.M., Travis's final completed work. 

Released from his official Academy duties in mid- 1940, 
Travis lived at the Andover Inn until his death at 74 in late 
1942. His grave marker 
in the Academy cem- 
etery is small, but his ar- 
tistic legacy looms large 
to all with curiosity, an 
interest in history, and a 
keen eye for detail. 

Close-ups of the "evolution" mural, 
which was restored in 1 996 

Andover \ Spring 2011 29 

Alumni Embrace a 
Formula for Success 
in the Developing World 

by Susan H. Greenberg 

30 Andover | Spring 20 1 1 

When the Grameen Bank 
started up in the late 
1970s, most of its micro- 
loans went to men. The Bangladesh 
bank, which aims to help impover- 
ished villagers start their own busi- 
nesses, quickly saw the value in target- 
ing women. "They found that when 
men got a chance, they started dream- 
ing about themselves," says Lawrence 
Chickering '58, founder and president 
of the nonprofit organization Educate 
Girls Globally (EGG). "But when 
women got a chance, they started 
dreaming about their children." 

Chickering is part of the growing 
community of aid and development 
workers who see those dreams as the 
key to economic and social progress. 
Organizations ranging from CARE to 
the World Bank are increasingly focus- 
ing their efforts on women. Today 97 
percent of Grameen Bank loans go 
to women. "The world is awakening 
to a powerful truth," wrote Nicho- 
las Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn in 
a New York Times magazine excerpt 
from their 2009 book Half the Sky. 
"Women and girls aren't the prob- 
lem: they're the solution." No arena 
is more critical to their success than 
education. "The health of a coun- 
try is much more dependent on the 
education of the mother than of the 
father," says Chickering. Indeed, a 
2008 World Bank report called edu- 
cating girls one of the best and most 
cost-effective ways to spur devel- 
opment. "It is positively correlated 
with increased economic productiv- 
ity, more robust labor markets, higher 

earnings, and improved societal health 
and well-being," read the foreword. 

For Chickering, an economist and 
social entrepreneur who has dedicated 
his career to empowering the disad- 
vantaged, girls' education was a natu- 
ral fit. EGG grew out of an institution 
he founded in 1985 called the Interna- 
tional Center for Economic Growth 
(ICEG), which encouraged econo- 
mists and policymakers in poor na- 
tions to play a larger role in their own 
development. In one case, ICEG gave 
a $59,000 grant to two University of 
Chicago-trained Mexican economists, 
who then went home and successfully 

"The health of a country 
is much more dependent 
on the education of 
the mother than of 
the father.,. " 

deregulated the trucking industry — 
something the United States had been 
hoping would happen. "You can really 
encourage people to change as long as 
they have an understanding that the 
impetus for the change is theirs — not 
the U.S.'s or the World Bank's," he says. 

EGG operates on the same principle. 
Founded in 1999, the organization 
works with local communities to fix 
existing government schools, mainly 
in the Indian state of Rajasthan. EGG 
identifies the natural leaders in a vil- 
lage, who can then mobilize the locals 

to develop plans for improving their 
schools. That could mean anything 
from bringing in clean water and set- 
ting up girls' toilets to hiring more 
female teachers and enhancing the 
overall quality of instruction. Though 
all students benefit, EGG targets girls, 
encouraging families simply to allow 
their daughters to enroll and attend. 

What started as a pilot program in 50 
schools in two of Rajasthan's poorest, 
most remote districts, Pali and Jalore, 
expanded to 500 schools by the end of 
2009. The improvement was swift and 
dramatic: not only did EGG schools 
markedly increase enrollment, atten- 
dance, and access to clean water, but 
student performance in math as well 
as English and Hindi reading shot up 
as well. Last year, with the govern- 
ment's support, EGG expanded into 
every school — nearly 2,500 of them — 
in Pali district, reaching 260,000 chil- 
dren, 126,000 of them girls. This year 
it is spreading deeper into neighboring 
Jalore, where there are 4,500 schools 
serving nearly 600,000 children. 
EGG's five-year goal, says Chickering, 
is to partner with UNICEF to reach 
nine of India's most difficult districts, 
working in more than 20,000 schools 
serving two million children. 

Chickering says the program costs 
as little as $5 per child for two years 
because EGG offers not handouts or 
materials but merely support to change 
the system from within. "Almost 
everything that everyone believes 
about this subject is grounded in the 
notion that in highly conservative 

Andovcr | Spring 201 1 31 

"You can really encourage people 
to change as long as they have an 
that the impetus 
for the change is 


T^^^*^ Lawrence Chickering '58 


Educate Girls^^ 


societies, people have an active com- 
mitment to keep women and girls 
down," says Chickering. "That idea 
is a mistake. The central reality is 
that they're habitual cultures. They 
do what they do because that's what 
they've always done. Girls have never 
been in school, therefore why should 
they be in school now? In a bureau- 
cratic system, where people are behav- 
ing mechanically, when you give them 
a chance and empower them, you give 
them a reason to be alive. Most people 
prefer being alive to being dead." 

In the course of his work, Chickering 
recently crossed paths with a fellow 
member of the Class of 1958 — Dry 
Creek winery founder David Stare — 
who serves on the board of Global 
Partners for Development (GPFD), 
a nonprofit dedicated to ending 
poverty in East Africa through clean 
water, jobs, health care, and educa- 
tion. GPFD is in the early stages of 
forming a partnership with EGG, says 
Stare — Chickering joined its board 
last year — and is interested in pilot- 
ing its program in Tanzania. "Begin- 
ning to educate women is the best way 
for a community to move forward" 
he says. GPFD's efforts currently in- 
clude a scholarship program for young 
African women who might not other- 
wise finish school. Stare says they've 
put between 200 and 300 girls through 

secondary school, and sent two or 
three on to college. Quite a few also 
attend teachers' schools in the hopes 
of becoming educators themselves. 

Stare got involved with GPFD eight to 
10 years ago after reading an article in 
his local Sonoma County paper. His 
father had been the chair of the Depart- 
ment of Nutrition at Harvard's School 
of Public Health, and was particularly 
interested in nutrition in develop- 
ing countries. When he died in 1992, 
the Stare Fund was established. As a 
trustee, his son helps oversee dona- 
tions to various charities, and decided 
to make a significant annual donation 

"Beginning to educate women is 

the best way for 
a community to 
move forward." 

David Stare '58 

Global Partners 

for Development 

to Global Partners. "I thought, what 
better way to honor my father's ideas 
and work?" GPFD subscribes whole- 
heartedly to EGG's philosophy of 
change through empowerment. "The 
difference between failure and success 
is getting the local population to buy 
into a project and take ownership," 
says Stare. "When you own your own 
home, you take care of it. When you 
rent, you don't mind putting your feet 
up on the coffee table to watch TV." 

Journalist and producer Kayce Freed 
Jennings '76 has taken a different 
approach to the same issues. About 
three years ago her New York-based 
production company, The Documen- 
tary Group, began exploring a pos- 
sible project on global poverty. "As we 

started talking to people, what every- 
one — doctors, politicians, agricultur- 
alists, educators — kept coming back 
to was, 'If you could only educate girls, 
you could change the world.'" 

They initially conceived of a film, 
10x10, which would use the stories 
of 10 girls in 10 different countries 
to show how education helped them 
overcome such challenges as HIV/ 
AIDS, lack of clean water, and child 
trafficking. "But we began to feel that 
a film wouldn't be enough, no matter 
how good it turned out to be," says 
Jennings. "We wanted to do some- 
thing more." So they decided to build 
a global campaign to raise awareness 
and galvanize support for girls' educa- 
tion, using the film as the central tool. 
To that end, they are bringing together 
policymakers, corporate leaders — 
Intel has already signed on — and local 
and global NGOs, including CARE, 
the UN Foundation, Room to Read, 
and World Vision, to focus on the 
singular mission of educating girls. 

The film itself, scheduled for commer- 
cial release in the fall of 2012, will use 
local writers from countries such as 
Nepal, India, and Nigeria to tell each 
girl's story in a different way. One 
segment describes how a talented 
Cambodian student named Sokha 

"As we started talking to people, 
what everyone... kept coming back 
to was, 'If you could only educate 
girls, you could 
change the 
» world.'" 

Kayce Freed 
Jennings '76 



32 Andover | Spring 201 1 

Chen is forced to drop out of school 
after she loses both her parents. She 
moves in with her sister and they sup- 
port themselves by collecting bits of 
metal from a garbage dump — until she 
is rescued by an NGO and sent back 
to school. Thriving and happy, she re- 
turns to her village to honor her elders 
with a traditional Khmer dance. 

Jennings says the film's timing is good, 
coming on the heels of books like Half 
the Sky. "People are talking about it 
already, which for us is perfect," she 
says. "We're looking to maximize the 
impact of this film. Our purpose isn't 
to build schools; people already do 
that really well. Our job is to support 
them. We're very starry-eyed about 

changing the future of these girls 
because changing it for them changes 
it for all of us." 

That's the non sibi way. "Andover has a 
culture that looks beyond this country 
and out to the world," says Chickering, 
who recently wrote a memo urging 
Gen. David Petraeus to consider the 
EGG model in Afghanistan. "That's 
what I perceived the Andover experi- 
ence to be about. I don't think it's an 
accident that so many leaders in that 
civil society space have come out of 
Andover." He cites John Marks '61, 
founder and president of the conflict 
prevention organization Search for 
Common Ground; Bill Drayton '61, 
CEO and president of Ashoka, a non- 

The girls in blue in western 
Kenya attend school with 
assistance from Global 
SSRi? Partners for Development 

profit that promotes social entrepre- 
neurship, whom Andover honored 
with a Fuess Award in 2009; and Bill 
Ury '70, cofounder of the Harvard 
Negotiation Project, which focuses on 
improving conflict resolution. Stare, 
who has made two trips to Africa to 
see GPFD's programs in action, says 
he hopes that Andover will consider 
becoming involved with GPFD. 
"What's going on in Libya and Egypt 
shows that there's going to be tremen- 
dous change in the near future," he says. 
But nothing that can't be overcome if 
girls are allowed to go to school. 

Susan H. Greenberg is co-advisor to the 
Phillipian and ajonner Newsweek editor. 

Bee more at each organization's website: Educate Girls Globally/EGG,; 
Global Partners for Development,; WxlO/The Documentary Group, 

^ee more of Kristof and WuDunn's 2009 New York Times op-ed piece at 

Andover | Spring 201 1 33 


Stacy Schiff '78 

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of CLEOPATRA: A LIFE 

Interviewed by Dr. Elizabeth Meyer, department chair and instructor, Classics 

ELIZABETH MEYER: When you were a 
student at PA, did you take Latin or a class in 
Epic Poetry or Shakespeare that sparked 
an interest in Cleopatra? What 
teachers or courses had the biggest 
impact on you here? 

STACY SCHIFF: To my very great 
regret, no, none of the above. I did take a 
marvelous course in Elizabethan poetry 
with Elwin Sykes, one or the most richly 
rewarding courses I have taken in my life, 
and on account of which I can still recite 
a long portion of "The Rape of the Lock." 
I figure on a desert island that may be all 
I have left. Otherwise, Tom Hodgson, 
Nancy Sizer, and Phil Zaeder were the 
teachers who changed my life. Nancy 
was an emotional lifeline, in and out of the 
History 35 classroom. In retrospect it occurs 
me too that she was a model of sanity while 
orlcng, raisinga family, and playing Headmaster's 
Wife. Tom lit an intellectual fire under me by asking 
his students — on the first day of his introduction to philoso- 
phy course — to write down the contents of the human 
mind. And Phil Zaeder had the nerve to return my 
King Lear paper with a "You should consider 
being a writer" scrawled in the margin. Why 
would anyone want to do that? I ignored 
\ his advice for years. 

EM: I love the cover of your book — 
a rich, color-drenched depiction of 
a woman whose face is turned away 
in shadow, Malraux's "queen without 
a face." Were you motivated to write 
this book by a journalists penchant 
for "getting the whole story " or "setting 
the record straight" about Cleopatra? 
If not, what did motivate you to choose 
her as the subject of a biography? 

SS: I'm incoherent when it comes to 
explaining what draws me to a subject. 
The answer changes daily and over time. 
The best response I've heard is the one 

Catherine Drinker Bowen supplied: You pick the subject who takes you 
where you want to go. And in this case I had been thinking a great deal 
about women and authority, women and ambition, women and power. 
I was shocked by my own ignorance; pretty much everything we think 
about Cleopatra is wrong. Moreover, the truth is more astonishing than 
are the fictions. I was struck by what an outlier she is; few women in 
history rival her in terms of wealth, education, power. Her life involves an 
all-star cast: Caesar, Mark Antony, Herod the Great. And in addition to all 
else she is a punctuation point: Cleopatra dies 30 years before the birth of 
Christ. The Mediterranean world is transformed over those decades. 



EM: As a biographer of Cleopa- 
tra, you were faced with the task of 
"stripping away the gauze," as you 
put it, from a life that has provided 
the material for dramatic representa- 
tion tor millennia. Yet Cleopatra's life 
and death were undisputedly the stuff 
of drama. How did you manage so 
successfully to unravel the layers of 
melodrama without stripping away 
the authentic flesh of her life story? 
Was this the most difficult subject 
you've ever researched? 

SS: Yes, Cleopatra represents the most difficult subject; she is something 
of a Mount Everest to the biographer. The 2,000 years that separate us from 
her are one problem. The tendentious sources are another. So is the fact 
that nothing survives in terms of contemporary documentation; our best 
source is Plutarch, writing a good century after Cleopatra's death. On top 
of all else, she is royal, which is to say she spent her life posing and postur- 
ing, which would make it difficult to get inside her head even with the best 
of documentation. As for the melodrama, mostly I ignored it. I have yet to 
watch the Taylor/ Burton Cleopatra, and I read none of the fictions aside 
from Dryden, Shakespeare, and Shaw. At every book event someone tells 
me to watch Rome, the HBO miniseries, and I fully intend to do so. But 1 
left all the modern interpretations aside and buried myself in the classi- 
cal sources, even the ones that deal not at all with Cleopatra. II someone 
had delivered a full set of the Loeb Classical Library to my office, I could 
probably have written the book in half the time. Or two-thirds, anyway. 

EM: Your physical descriptions of the sights and sounds in Rome 
and Egypt are beautifully compelling and vivid. Did you travel in the 
Mediterranean in preparation for this book? Beyond the inspiration to 
visualize the scenes in your book, were there sources for your research 
that could be mined only in Egypt? 

SS: I spent 1 days in and around Alexandria, though the city today bears 
scant resemblance to Cleopatra's Alexandria. It is lower than it once was; 
even the Nile has moved. Mostly I wanted the color, the smell, the light. 
And if you take the trouble to venture out into the desert, east of the Suez 
Canal, you can visit the extraordinary remains of the fortress that once 
guarded Egypt's eastern frontier. Cleopatra camped near there with a mer- 
cenary army at the age of 21, when she had been exiled by her younger 
brother and was fighting for her life. It was from that desolate outpost that 
she returned to Alexandria to meet Caesar — and it was in that desolate 
outpost that I realized the biography naturally began there. As for describ- 
ing opulent Alexandria herself, I had a great deal of help from the ancient 
chroniclers, most of whom were Romans. Each arrived in Alexandria 
with dropping jaw. The city left him speechless; he was at a loss for words. 
Or so he would say, and then he would go on for 10 or 1 5 pages about it. 

EM: You have a journalists sawy when it comes to considering the 
personalities of your sources, even 
when those sources are speaking 
to you across millennia. In gleaning 
material for your book from the myr- 
iad sources — even up to the present 
day — for Cleopatra's life, how impor- 
tant was this insight into not just the 
cultural frame of reference but also 
the psychology of individuals? 

SS: Hugely important. I was at least 
two years into the research before 
I realized I needed to know my 
sources as well as my subject. It mat- 
tered that Lucan was a sensationalist, 
that he wrote for cheap and chill- 
ing effect; that Plutarch was spin- 
ning moral tales and had some kind of pathological aversion to flattery; 
that Suetonius was a deeply superstitious man. Again, of course, I was 
hampered by lack of material. But getting some sense of who these men 
were mattered as much as did figuring out who was grinding which ax. 

EM: Speaking of insight! You wrote in 2010, "The Alexandrian populace 
constitutes a force unto itself The context, illustrated by your further 
description of the Egyptians "massing at the palace gates and loudly 
howling their demands," was the expulsion of a king, Ptolemy Auletes, 
by an angry populace in 58 BC. Not the first (and conspicuously not the 
last!) time that an Egyptian ruler was overthrown by popular uprising. 
Is there any way to draw a comparison? 

SS: Actually I worried about those accounts, most of them written by 
foreigners. If you look closely at Dio Chrysostom, for example, he writes 
off all kinds of non-Romans as unruly peoples. But on the subject of the 
Alexandrians' sharp wits and sharp elbows everyone was agreed. The Al- 
exandrians were the New Yorkers of the day. They were loud and given to 
satire. They enjoyed flexing their collective muscle, exiling and assassinat- 
ing rulers. They had a pronounced taste tor theatre, popular and political. 

Stacy Schiff 

I wouldn't draw a line from that behavior to today's revolution. The 
political situation bears no comparison. And the ancient world was, in 
general, a bloody, brutal place. Nearly every form of savagery of which 
the Alexandrians stood accused was true as well of the Romans. They 
just happen to have been the ones who wrote the history. 

EM: Octavian lost no time in obliterating all traces of Mark Antony after 
the civil war. Did he do the same to Cleopatra? Did her memory represent 
for him embarrassment or triumph? 

SS: Octavian was enormously astute. He realized that Cleopatra posed 
no threat to him once she was dead. And he knew she commanded her 
subjects' loyalty. Moreover, her image was conflated — at least in terms 
of statuary — with that of the goddess Isis, and pulling down someone's 
much-loved religious icons is never a good idea. Octavian appointed him- 
self pharaoh — Cleopatra's successor — annexed Egypt for Rome, and 
appears to have allowed her memory to live on. We know she was 

accorded a lavish burial. Statues of 
^^^H^^^^^^^J her stood in Egypt — and were 
- J^^^^^B revered — centuries after her death. 

That was a very deft political move 

M ^B^^^i ° n Octavian s P art ' es P ec ' a 'ly given 
those volatile Egyptians. 

EM: I would think you'd be a gold 
mine as a resource for the new 
Cleopatra movie that Sony Pictures 
is releasing in 20 1 3. Do you have any 
involvement in that project? What 
would you most fervently encour- 
age them to communicate about this 
ancient woman? 

Elizabeth Meyer n j j i i i 

SS: Scott Rudin optioned this book 

for Sony with the idea of setting the record straight: this Cleopatra would 
be an independent-minded, competent, and clever ruler, not a Liz Taylor 
seductress. The screenplay is in my office somewhere. The 20 1 3 release 
date is not something I have heard before. 

EM: After all your scholarly research, what are your personal impressions 
of the woman Cleopatra? 

SS: I am struck over and over again by her ingenuity, in economic and 
military matters, as well as in her expert handling of personalities'. Plutarch 
seems to have been right about her charisma; she clearly exercised a spell 
on everyone around her, or at least did when she wanted to. The sense of 
humor still leaps off the page, 2,000 years later. That said, I lived partly in 
fear of her. She's precisely as ruthless as she needed to have been to have 
held off Rome for two decades. Aid she's my first sibling-assassinator. 

EM: What are you working on next'' 

SS: Two subjects are slugging it out, both of them well documented, 
with loads of archival material, all on this side of the Atlantic. A perfect 
coincidence, I'm sure. 

Andover | Spring 201 1 35 

The Keen Eye and 
Steady Hands of 

Yuto Watanabe '11 

by Sally Holm 

The scene is the tiny landmark in downtown Andover 
known as the Lantern Brunch at closing. The floor is be- 
ing mopped around cases of photographic lighting and 
other equipment. Owner and chef George Dukas grins, watch- 
ing as he wipes down the empty stove. A PA student — stunning, 
model-thin, and typically unselfconscious — poses in a booth with 
a chocolate shake and a muffin. An iPod and laptop partner to 
crank out tunes. But the primary sound is shutter clicks. A visitor 
is tempted to put up a sign: Quiet. Genius at Work. 

But Yuto Watanabe wouldn't accept that superlative. Not at 
all, even though in his thoughtful, quiet, and unassuming way, 
Yuto has been the keen eye and steady hands that have loaded 
Andover's memory stick for his three years here. 

The self-portrait above shows Yuto as he rarely is seen — without 
a camera in his hands. From basketball to ballet, snow days to 

Commencement the ubiquitous Yuto has doggedly pursued his 
passion to the benefit of the Phillipian, for the Office of Com- 
munication, the athletic department, admission, and theatre 
and more. He loves the challenge, he says, of dropping into an 
event "cold" and having to find "something that grabs you" 
through the lens. "I like the constraint of the resources being a 
given," he explains, "and trying to make something artistic out 
of what's there, something only I could make." 

Something artistic, indeed. The Phillipian gained the most — from 
his lower fall in 2008 as a staff photographer, Yuto clicked his 
way to associate photo editor, and then photo editor last year. 
That contributed to what he identifies as his best and worst 
experience at Andover — upper year — when his schedule was so 
crazy he says he felt like a machine jumping from class to sports 
(soccer, Nordic racing, and cycling) to homework to Phillipian 
assignments week after frantic week. He figures at least 

36 Andover | Spring 201 1 

20 hours a week went to photography — leaving no time for 
social life, no downtime. But Yuto is nothing if not mature in his 
analysis: "There was no time to stop and think about anything 
else. It was a time in life to work really hard and just get through 
it. And I'm glad I did that. It wasn't fun, but it was satisfying." 

That upper year also defined and satisfied Yuto's quest for a 
high school experience that was challenging and high grade. His 
unhappiness with the Boys International School in Tokyo pushed 
him to follow his sister, Kie Watanabe '08, to Andover. "I was 
looking for toughness in a school, somewhere that would test 
me... and I have not been disappointed," he says with a smile. 

Yuto speaks flawless English, thanks to being born in New York 
and living in the United States until his family returned to Tokyo 
when he was 7. By then he already had a camera of his own — 
a gift from his grandfather. He began to take it more seriously 
as he considered his application to PA, thinking another inter- 
est would improve his chances of getting in. By then he had 
graduated to a DSLR, continuing to teach himself by reading 
and studying the work of giants in the field — Chase Jarvis, Joe 
McNally, Vincent Laforet among them. 

Then came the Phillipian, a major turning point. "Photography 
went from being an interest to being my passion," he explains, 
"because I hadn't been pushed to produce before, and I also 
was really motivated by having to please my editors." Phillip- 
ian advisor Nina Scott, instructor in English, has watched him 
grow through his years with the paper. "Yuto has a great eye, 
is technically superb, and has the amazing ability to be invisible 
when he's shooting. That stealth magic allows him to capture 
the atmosphere of whatever he's covering. You always know 
that when Yuto's there, you'll get the shot." 

The PA communication office was so taken with his work that 
it hired him for.shoots that usually required an outside profes- 
sional photographer. Consequently, his photos have populated 
the PA website, Andover magazine, a number of brochures, and 
a recent athletic poster. His greatest work for campus publica- 
tions came last year at Commencement, when he became one 
of two photographers hired to capture the event. When the first 
Commencement issue of Andover magazine came out last July, 
Yuto's work graced every page. 

As accomplished as he is, Yuto's mission now is the develop- 
ment of a personal style that distinguishes his work from that 
of all others. "You can learn the technical aspects of photog- 
raphy fairly quickly, but finding a style is a completely different 
endeavor," he says. "Your style reflects who you are as a person. 
It could take years to find my style, or I may never find it. All I 
know is that I have to keep looking, I can't stop shooting." 

Leaving the Phillipian office this winter after turning the paper 
over to new editors precipitated a time of crisis. With time to 
think, the difficult questions haunted him. "What am I going to 
do with my life?" Physics and math came easily to him. Should 
he pursue engineering? Would that satisfy his creative urges? 
Could he really make a living in photography? Would engineer- 
ing provide more stability... but photography more satisfaction? 

He plans to study engineering and has been tapped by 
Stanford — his first choice — for college. But what does Yuto 
Watanabe really want to be? 

He doesn't hesitate. "To be challenged and follow my passion." 

Sounds like engineering may have some competition. Mean- 
while, Andover is losing one of its best chroniclers, sending him 
out — camera in hand — into the wide, wide world. 

Bee more photos at 

Andover | Spring 201 1 37 

'And don't even 
get me started on 
Sarah Palin." 

the teacher at the front of the class is ranting. 

In the corner, Audrey McMurtrie ' 1 1 
squirms in her seat. McMurtrie is a Republi- 
can who supported Palin and is now caught 
in an awkward situation. Should she chal- 
lenge her teacher and defend Palin's merits, 

85 students, the campus Republican Club 
has only between 10 and 12 members, 
says club president Zary Peretz 11. "Club 
membership is definitely low this year," she 
says. 'Actually a couple or the members of 

A School of Tolerance? 

by Julia Dean '11 

For the final 
project of 
English 514, 
the fall senior 
taught by 

Newsweek editor and current 
Phillipian co-advisor Susan 
H. Greenberg, each student 
conceived, reported, wrote, 
edited, and rewrote a full- 
length, magazine-quality 
feature story. Here, Julia 
Dean explores the challenges 
conservatives face on 
Andover's campus, @ee 
more English 514 essays at 

or nod in agreement, keeping her true opin- 
ion secret? "I don't feel comfortable discuss- 
ing my beliefs on campus, because I don't 
w ant to be put on the spot or overpowered," 
she explains. "Because of the family 1 come 
from, 1 grew up in a Republican environ- 
ment and a lot of Republican 
beliefs rubbed oft on me." 

Phillips Academy prides itself 
in hosting "youth from every 
quarter" and supporting every 
student's views. But in such a 
liberal environment, one group 
has become increasingly mar- 
ginalized. The silent conserva- 
tives at Andover refrain from 
voicing their opinions in class, in their 
academic papers, and even in discussion 
with their peers. In the Phillipian's State of 
the Academy survey in April 2010, of the 
565 students who responded, 15.5 per- 
cent identified as Republicans, while 37.9 
percent identified as Democrats. (The re- 
maining 47 percent described themselves 
as Independent, Other, or Undecided.) Al- 
though that 1 5.5 percent comprises about 

I don't feel 
my beliefs 
on campus, 
because I don't 
want to be put 
on the spot or 

the club are Democrats who are interested 
in learning more about Republicans." 

There are no rules about which classes can 
discuss politics. History instructor Tracy 
Ainsworth says the Department of His- 
tory and Social Science does 
not have a clear-cut policy re- 
garding how politics should 
be addressed in the classroom, 
leaving each teacher to make 
his or her own decisions. 
"I have thought a lot about 
dealing with my personal poli- 
tics in the classroom," she says. 
"Especially with the older kids, 
it's important to show your 
passions. It doesn't work to try to hide my 
politics; then kids end up guessing. You 
just do your best to represent both sides." 

Most students agree that moderated poli- 
tics in the classroom is a good thing. "Our 
world is filled with politics, so to hide 
politics, to pretend they don't exist, is dis- 
respectful. At the same time, you don't 
want indoctrination," says Chris Kent 11, 

38 Andover | Spring 201 1 

who supports the Tea Party movement. 
"Oftentimes, political discussions can be 
conducive to our classroom discussions," 
adds Trey Jennings '12, a Republican. "For 
example, when we're discussing conflicts 
that arose in the formation of 
the United States, it's interest- 
ing to hear how modern-day 
political parties deal with many 
of the same issues." 

Ainsworth, who teaches History 
300, A Survey of U.S. History, 
believes her classroom allows 
a unique experience to discuss 
politics in a historical context. "Teaching 
political framework and the levels of U.S. 
government is a part of the course, so it 
makes sense to bring in contemporary 
events," she says. "I'm lucky; we can go back 
to historical examples to look at how politi- 
cal parties have shifted over time." While 
Ainsworth is clear about her politics, she 
works hard to make sure other opinions 
are fairly represented. "The last thing you 
want is for students to see this as a place 
where only the liberal opinion is tolerated, 
where you can't hold an unpopular opin- 
ion," she says. "I try to make the classroom 
a safe place and let the students question 
each other." 

Republicans at Andover fear the general 
intolerance of the student body, as well as 
lower grades on their papers. McMurtrie 
recalls a history teacher saying in class, "You 
don't fail the class if you vote Republican — 
you're allowed to have your 
own opinions . . . sometimes." 
No doubt this teacher intended 
her statement as a joke, but who 
can say how many conservative 
students in the class felt isolated 
by the comment, and therefore 
refrained from voicing an un- 
popular opinion? "If there's any 
issue, I just don't bring it up in 
dais, because people tend to dislike people 
with differing political views," says Jennifer 

"I have thought a 
lot about dealing 
with my person- 
al politics in the 
classroom... You 
just do your best 
to represent 
both sides." 

Sluka 13, a self-described Libertarian. Al- 
though some teachers may bring politics 
into the classroom in an unfair manner, 
students are quick to point out that man)' 
teachers are unbiased. "I think most of the 
teachers are professional about 
discussing politics," says Kent. 

Another platform where An- 
dover confronts political ideas 
is during All-School Meeting. 
Democratic and Republican 
students alike have noted the 
glaring lack of conservative 
speakers invited to campus. 
In a letter to the editor in the Phillipian, 
Nicolas Grace 10 wrote, "For far too long, 
Andover has invited far left political speak- 
ers to Andover without any 
conservative speakers to bal- 
ance them out. Examples of 
such include: Barbara Ehren- 
reich, Niki Tsongas, Spike Lee, 
Ainie Leonard, and most re- 
cently Harvard law professor 
Randall Kennedy." 

"If there's any 
issue, I just don't 
bring it up in 
class, because 
people tend to 
dislike people 
with differing 
political views." 

Carlos Hoyt, All-School 
Meeting coordinator, acknowledges the 
trend in speakers and says he plans to 
bring more balance and awareness to the 
Academy. "I'm hoping to achieve some 
point-counterpoint in the views people are 
putting up during All-School Meeting," he 
says. Hoyt hopes to launch what he calls 
the "Kaleidoscope" program next year, 
which will invite two consecutive speakers 
to talk about an issue from two 
different points of view. One 
pair Hoyt has in mind is the 
married couple Mary Matalm 
and James Carville. Matalin is 
a Republican political consul- 
tant, and Carville a Democratic 
political consultant. "Speakers 
like Matalin and Carville could 
show the students how two 
people with different political beliefs can 
share a house," explains Hoyt. 

"When you're 
young, you inherit 
the politics of 
your family. High 
school is a really 
healthy time to 
challenge those 

Hoyt has also taken measures to ensure that 
speakers do not impose political beliefs on 
the Andover community. For example, 
Hoyt spoke with the writer Junot Diaz be- 
fore he addressed the school. "I asked him 
to not be gratuitously provocative," he says. 
"You have to consider the audience; yes 
there are 18-year-olds, but there are also 
13-year-olds; there are American children 
who watch R-rated movies, but there are 
also kids from other cultures who would 
be completely shocked." 

According to Hoyt, the presence of a 
speaker at All-School Meeting does not 
mean that he or she reflects the school's 
views. "Spike Lee talking does not mean 
that the school endorses that," he says. "We 
bring people here to provoke 
a little thought." 

And provoking thought may 
be the most important thing 
that Andover can do for its 
students. The high school 
years are among the most for- 
mative for developing ideas, 
and although many students 
come to Andover supporting the politics 
of their families, while at Andover they 
often switch their views. "When you're 
young, you inherit the politics of your fam- 
ily High school is a really healthy time to 
challenge those beliefs," says Ainsworth. 
Sluka certainly has. "My dad is a Republi- 
can, so I classified myself as such, but when 
I came to Andover, I learned the term 
'Libertarian.' Now I classify myself as a 
Republican economically and a liberal so- 
cially, she says. "I've become more conser- 
vative as a response to the overwhelming 
liberal politics at Andover," says Peretz. 

Whether students change their politics 
or remain steadfast, ideally they will learn 
that Andover is a tolerant, respectful place 
where they are tree to express their views. 

Andover | Spring 201 1 39 

William Jones • Class of 1896 

Rich with Vision 

Dr. William Jones 
puzzled a local 
official when he 
arrived in Portage 
La Prairie, Mani- 
toba, to study the 
Ojibway Indians. Jones 
mused in a diary entry, 
"[He] was dumbfounded 
to see me talking away to the 
Indians in a tongue unknown to him. I doubt 
if he understands me yet. He has learned that 
I was brought up on a cow ranch, among 
Indians, at Harvard and Columbia, and I am 
sure he does not understand. 

Indeed, Jones — Indian, cowboy, student, 
scholar, and anthropologist — was an enigma. 
His Native American grandmother, daugh- 
ter to the Fox chief and medicine woman to 
her people, raised him as "Black Eagle" on the 
Sauk and Fox Reservation in Iowa. For the first 
nine years of his life, Jones spoke his guardian's 
native tongue and watched her care for the 
community with her healing hands. 

After his grandmother's death, Jones enrolled 
in an Indian boarding school in Wabash, Ind., 
where he spent three years learning English and 
the disciplines of a white man's world before 
returning to the Indian Territory. Living as a 
cowboy on the open plains, Billy found peace in 
the out-of-doors life. But, at his father's urging, 
he headed East in the fall of 1 889 to enter the 
educational program for Native Americans 
at the Hampton Normal and Agricultural 
Institute, Virginia. 

Ignoring his longing to return to the West after 
Hampton, Jones entered Phillips Academy in 
1 892. His time as, in his words, "a little prep at 
Andover was strenuous, but began the period 
of formal scholarship that would shed a new 
light on his relationship with the people who 
knew him as BLilL Eagle. At Andover, he wrote 
to his old Hampton classmates saying of the 
Native Americans, "Because we have seen and 
have been taught, this should make us all the 
more willing to help them on to the better way" 

A diligent student, Jones pored over his texts 
but never lost his appetite for roaming outside. 
He kept fit and even played on the English 

40 Andover | Spring 2011 

by E. Givens Parr '11 

Commons football team. To meet his expenses, 
he helped maintain Andover Cottage and 
tutored the younger boys in Latin. Jones found 
refuge in the Classics when geometry induced 
"all kinds of tired feelings" and his western 
colloquialisms hindered his English studies. 
Yet in spite of his frustrations, it was 
during his time at the Academy 
that he became a prolific letter 
writer and developed his 
writing as a significant mode 
of self-expression. 

As aNative American and a scholarship student, 
Billy was unique, yet not exceptional. Dr. Cecil 
F.P. Bancroft, who served as Phillips Academy s 
headmaster at the time, was a true proponent 
of "youth from every quarter." He valued the 
diversity within the student community and 
maintained a fond mentorship with Billy even 
after the young scholar graduated in 1 896. 

Jones entered Harvard with his sights set on 
the medical profession. He hoped to |ustity 
his forays into academia by returning to the 
Native Americans as a doctor, offering healing 
as his grandmother once had. But FW. Putnam, 
Peabody Professor of American Archaeology 
and Ethnology at Harvard, advised him 
to apply his aptitudes and interests in the 
emerging discipline of anthropology. Putman 
suggested that perhaps Jones could best serve 
his people by preserving their culture, by being 
a professional collector of stones and language. 
And so, near the end of Jones's first year at 
Harvard, he cast aside any medical school 
aspirations and set out to employ his unique 
understanding of Native Americans to define 
that which first defined him. 

From Harvard, Jones entered a doctoral 
program at Columbia and eventually published 
his dissertation, "Some Principles of Algonkm 
Word Formation." After receiving a PhD 
degree, he continued his field research among 
the Sauk, Fox, and Ojibway people. His early 
publications received much acclaim, and one 
coworker wrote him that his Fox texts "arc the 
first collection of Indian stories I have ever been 
able to read through at a sitting merely for the 
fun of the thing. You have certainly set a new 
standard of rendering." Jones reflected in his 

diary, "My Ojibway will be much better if 1 ever 
finish that work." His pessimistic "if I ever'was 
prescient; he never returned to his research 
among the North American Indians. 

In 1905 Jones's temporary commissions dried 
up, and he tailed to find a permanent position 
of employment in Algonkin research. Without 
funding, he could not continue the work he 
was so uniquely equipped to do. Reluctantly, 
in 1906, he signed on with the Chicago 
Museum of Natural History to embark on an 
assignment in a largely unmapped, unexplored 
region of the Philippines. Studying the llongot 
tribes, Jones made many allies and indeed 
referred to the locals consistently as "friends" 
in numerous letters home. However, the arrival 
of the springtime head-hunting fever unraveled 
several of the fickle friendships, and, after living 
with the indigenous Filipinos tor 19 months, 
Jones became the target of tribal antagonism. 
An unexpected assault brought the 38-year-old 
anthropologist to his death on March 28, 1909. 
Even as he lay dying in the moments following 
the attack, Jones put the wounds of his native 
servant, Romano, before his own, trying his 
best to tend to the boy's pain. 

In his short lite, William Jones exemplified the 
Andover traditions of non sibi, knowledge, and 
goodness. These virtues not only shaped his 
plans for the future, but also his present. He said 
himself, "Whatever your notion of me, I am 
still a colt and green pastures and still waters are 
good to my sight and ever alluring. You know 
what someone has said about — 'You go this 
way but once.' My gait is never fast, but I like it 
rich with vision." 

Givens Parr, a three-year senior 
from Greenville, S.C., is the sev- 
enth recipient of the Thomdike In- 
ternship, which annually supports 
an upper's research and writing 
of a biographical sketch oj an alumnus. Funded by 
John L. Jliomdike '45 and W. Nicholas Thomdike 
'51, the award honors their brother Augustus "Gus " 
Thomdike '37 who had a lifelong passion for history. 
History instructor Victor Henmngsen '69 shepherds 
the student effort. Parr hopes to pursue a career in 
writing. As for college, she reports that though her 
options are good, her plans are undecided. 

Lest We Forget 

by David Chase 

This spring we mark the 1 50th anniversary 
of the onset of the Civil War. Or do we? 
One would think such an anniversary 
should become a focus of interest and 
commemoration. Surely the Civil War 
was a watershed event in the history of 
the nation; the impact was enormous, the 
death toll appalling — greater than any 
other war. But who, reading this column, 
remembers the Civil War Centennial? 
Perhaps recollection and quiet reflection 
should be the watchwords of the 150th. 

This issue's Old Blue column might be 
headed Old Blue & Gray, for Phillips 
alumni served both the North and South. 
The vast majority, of course, were with the 
Union. One, William Marland, Class of 
1854, witnessed the war's first bloodshed. 
When South Carolina artillery destroyed 
Fort Sumter, no troops were killed. On 
April 15, 1861, Lincoln called for 75,000 
volunteers to defend the Union. Marland 
joined the Massachusetts 6th Regiment, 
becoming sergeant of the color guard. 
Traveling from Boston to Washington by 
train required several transfers. On April 1 9 
at Baltimore, a secessionist mob attacked 
the Massachusetts 6th en route to Camden 
Station. Four soldiers and 1 2 in the mob 

died. The flag Marland carried was torn to 
shreds. In 1 863, then commanding a light 
artillery battery, Marland and his men were 
surrounded by Confederate troops during 
an engagement outside Grand Coteau, 
Louisiana. Ordered to surrender, Captain 
Marland charged, escaping with most ofhis 
men. For his valor, daring, and leadership, 
Marland received the Congressional Medal 
of Honor. Following the war, now Major 
Marland returned to Andover, becoming 
postmaster in 1866, and later overseeing 
the Academy's Clement House dining 
hall — his wartime heroism unknown to 
his young charges. 

Marland was one of four Phillips alumni to 
receive the Medal of Honor in recognition 
of heroic deeds. All survived the war. We 
have no campus Civil War memorial, but 
at least 15 alumni lost their lives during 
the conflict. The first to die — and the 
youngest — was Lieutenant John William 
"Willie" Grout, Class of 1859, of the 
15th Massachusetts Infantry, killed at 
the Battle of Ball's Bluff on October 21, 

Bierstadt, Albert (1830-1902) 
The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak 1863 
Oil on canvas, 73 1/2 x 120 3/4 in. (186.7 x 306.7 cm). 

Rogers Fund, 1907 (07.123). 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, U S A 
Photo credit: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY 

1861. The sentimental song "The Vacant 
Chair," inspired by Willie Grout's death, 
was popular in the South as well as in the 
North, (jjear "Tie Vacant Chair" at / magazine) 

One of the oldest alumni to die was General 
Frederick Lander, Class of 1836. A career 
army engineer before the war, Lander 
had surveyed transcontinental railroad 
routes. Accompanied by artist Albert 
Bierstadt, in 1859 he built the Lander 
Road linking the Wyoming Territory to 
Oregon. During the war, Lander refused 
to surrender Hancock, Maryland, to 
Stonewall Jackson, forcing a Confederate 
retreat. A poet as well as a patriot, Lander 
wrote verses commemorating the Battle 
of Ball's Bluff, verses widely circulated by 
the Northern press. General Lander died 
of his war wounds in February 1 862. The 
next year, Bierstadt completed his first 
great painting of the American West, Hie 
Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak. It toured 
the nation to great acclaim, a war memorial 
as well as a w ork of art. 


Honoring a Venerated 
Son of Andover 

On February 1 5, President Obama conferred 
the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest 
civilian honor, on former President George 
H.W. Bush '42. 

In the White House ceremony, the president 
recapped Mr. Bush's nearly 70 years of service 
to his country — in public office, as a naval 
aviator during WWII, and as a humanitarian, 
who, along with President Clinton, encour- 
aged aid for victims of Hurricane Katnna in 
2005 and the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. 
Mr. Bush was credited with reducing nuclear 
weapons, ousting Saddam Hussein from 
Kuwait, and helping to guide the end of 
the cold war. 

Fourteen other Americans, including cellist 
Yo-Yo Ma and Boston Celtics great Bill 
Russell, also were honored with the Medal 
of Freedom. 

See and Qear an interview 
with President Bush after receiving 
the Medal of Freedom at 
www. whitehouse. gov/medal-of-freedom 

r t 

Connecting Our Band of Brothers — and Sisters 

An initiative called "Andover and the Military" was launched this 
spring by members of Alumni Council to connect alumni through their 
military experiences and affiliations. Chaired by Marine Corps Capt. Seth 
Moulton '96, the group will promote learning and stimulate discussions 
among students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the Academy 
regarding the military, its history, current mission, and activities. Andover 
graduates who have served in the military also will be recognized. 

"Andover has a longstanding history with the military. This effort starts 
the conversation, encouraging alumni to talk to each other about their 
experiences," Moulton explains. 

A new page on Andover's website explains the initiative and invites 
alumni to participate. BlueLink, Andover's online alumni community, will 
provide a space to post photos and stories. Initial outreach will be to 
alumni with military service records. "The Academy's database includes 
alumni who attended a military institution or have military in their 
employment code, but it is not able to capture all alumni who served in 

the military. We invite those alumni to share their history with us and to 
join this group," says Harry Flynn '75. 

The affinity group also has organized a Veterans Day program that 
will feature Thomas Hudner '43, Congressional Medal of Honor 
winner, who has accepted the invitation to be the keynote speaker on 
campus the evening of November 11, 2011. Cmdr. Rob Patrick '88, 
who spoke at last fall's Veterans Day dinner, says he invited the alumni 
veterans in the room to stand. "I was moved by the number of folks 
— the breadth of service was impressive. After the launch of this 
initiative, I look forward to growing the number of veterans who come 
together on November 1 1 to share both their Andover stories and their 
military experiences." 

Editor's note: The fall issue of Andover magazine will focus on alumni 
memories of World War II. Abbot and Andover alumni are asked to 
submit 150- to 200-word stories about their experience on the war or 
home fronts to by June 15, 2011. 

42 Andover | Spring 20 11 



to support financial aid 

October 14-November 5 

Alumni and parents around the world are demonstrating their gener- 
osity — sharing treasures and access to wonderful experiences. A week in 
Provence or Aspen? Artist Chas Fagan '84's George H.W. Bush maquette? 
A Shelby Cobra replica? These and many other wonderful offerings can 
be yours while making a donation to Andover's need-blind admission 
endowment. Donors and bidders are rallying for this first-ever major 
auction at Andover to show their shared pride in what Andover has 
meant in their lives — and continues to offer today's students. 

The online auction, which runs from October 14 to November 3, will 
take this new initiative global. The live and silent auction takes place on 
the Andover campus on November 5 and offers an opportunity to join 
the Board of Trustees and Alumni Council for a day of special events that 
will culminate in an evening of dinner, lively entertainment, and spirited 
bidding. A schedule of events for November 5 will be announced over 
the summer. 

"Bid on Blue" will celebrate Andover's commitment to need-blind 
admission. September 201 1 will mark the fourth year of students 
admitted to PA under this policy. Despite the economic difficulties of 
recent years, Andover has not wavered in this promise to its students, 
its families, and its future. Educating and inspiring "youth from every 
quarter" is more than a slogan. It's a mission. All proceeds from the 
auction will be put toward current use financial aid. 

The list of auction items is growing daily, and additional items 
being sought worldwide. A select few are highlighted on this page 
a preview catalog is growing online at 20-plus items per week 
at Take a look, and start planning 
what you would love to "win" as you contribute to financial 
aid. Should this preview catalog trigger ideas of something you 
can offer as part of the auction, please contact Janet Cathcart at or 978-749-4672. 

A full online catalog will be completed in August, with items 
placed in one of the three auction sections — online, silent, or 
live. Directions for phone-in bidding will be provided. 

Mark Saturday, November 5, on your calendar for a memorable day of 
events on campus, culminating in the auction dinner in Smith Center. 
Gather your classmates, alumni friends, and fellow parents to share the 
celebration and fun! 

— Janet Cathcart 
^ Auction Director 

Bid On Blue Auction Dinner 

November 5, 2011 Smith Center, Andover 

Andover | Spring 20 1 1 43 


Nick Thompson '93 has 
been named the new 
senior editor of the 
New Yorker . . . poet 
and playwright 
Karl Kirchwey '74 
is the new Andrew 
Heiskell Arts Director 
at the American Academy 
in Rome... Capt. Julius 
Rockwell Jr. '37 U.S. Navy 
(Ret.) was named a fellow 
of the Marine Technology 
Society and 
awarded its 
Award... Jon 
Gray Noll 

'66 has been 

nominated by 

USA Triathlon for the U.S. 

Olympic Foundations 


George M. 
Steinbrenner III Sport 
Leadership Award . . . 
actress Olivia Wilde 
'02 is everywhere — 
on the covers of 
the Hollywood 

New Alumni 
Award Announced 

The Alumni Council announces an 
award to honor alumni of Phillips 
and Abbot academies who have 
served with distinction in their fields 
of endeavor. All alumni are urged 
to make nominations online at or 
by returning the form available 
from the Office of Alumni Affairs. 
Award-winners will be chosen by 
the Alumni Council, and inaugural 
recipients will be recognized when 
Alumni Council meets in April 2012. 

issue of Vanity Fair, April's 
Cosmopolitan, and a recent 
Women's Health issue, 
and plays a video game 
character in her new 
film Tron: Legacy... 
investment banker 
and charter trustee Scott 
Mead '73 had a one-man 
show of his photography at 
London's Hamilton Gallery 
last fall and donated all 
proceeds to the 
Great Ormand 
Street Hospital's 
Charity... ABC 
debuted Body of 
Proof in March, 
a new series 
. starring Dana 
Delaney '74 as a brilliant 
neurosurgeon whose career is 
upended by a car accident . . . 
Rachel Levy '96 and 
Emily Moore '95 
have released their 
second CD, We Don't 
Judge, with their band 
Menage a Twang... 
John Axelrod '64 
was recently honored 
by the Museum of Fine Arts 
in Boston at the opening of 
the Axelrod Gallery in the 





museum's new Art of the 
Americas Wing .. . Anne 
Nielsen '58 has created a 
traveling show of photographs 
titled "Catching Shadows: A 
Tintype Portfolio of Native 
Americans Living in the 21st 
Century on Maryland's 
Eastern Shore," which 
can be viewed at 
.com... Marshall 
Cloyd '58 was 
inducted into the 
Offshore Energy 
Center's Hall of Fame in 
fall 2010... Ida Hattemer- 
Higgins '97 published her 
first novel, The History of 
History, which explores the 
spiritual aftershocks of the 
Holocaust, based in part 
on her own experiences 
living abroad... Robin 

Hessman '90 was 
producer, director, and 
cinematographer for 
the highly acclaimed 
documentary My 
Perestroika, released 
in March in NYC... 
Robby Browne '66 
completed a two-mile swim 
offMalibu, called "Swim for 
Marriage Equality," in support 

ig Curds 

of efforts to defeat 
California's controversial 
Prop 8 . . . Her Highness 
Queen Jane Yvonne White 
'08 spent her spring break 
from Vanderbilt presiding 
over the Rex Ball at this 
year's Mardi Gras celebration 
in New Orleans . . . The 
Huffington Post has 
added new blogger 
Meredith Chin '01 
... Tom Seligson 
'64 has published 
his latest tome, King 
of Hearts, a novel based on 
the Iraqi most-wanted deck 
of cards... Also writing 
contemporary fiction set 
in the Middle East is Hoyt 
Hillsman '66, whose new 
book is titled Nineteen 
Angels... Geoff Daniels 
'81 is the new senior vice 
president of National 
Geographic Wild, a new 
TV network that launched 
last year... With a Do 
Something Seed Grant, 
Rachel Cohen '08 has 
started a new organization — 
Hand2Paw — that pairs 
homeless teens in the 
Philadelphia area with dogs in 
shelters needing care ... 

The Night the 
STARs Came Out 

The senior class gathered 
in Paresky to kick off the 
spring term and celebrate the 
countdown to Commencement. 
Paul Hochman '82 encouraged 
them to find and follow their 
passion. The STARs (at left) are 
student alumni representatives 
whose work includes connecting 
alumni and seniors and helping 
seniors transition from students 
to alumni. 

Phillips Academy Alumni Events, 
May-August 2011 

National Events 

May 3 

Greenwich, Conn. 

Regional Event 

May 6 

Charleston, 5.C. 

Riverdogs vs Lakewood 

May 12 

New York 

Abbot Regional Event 

May 15 

Palo Alto 

Regional Event 

May 17 


Regional Event 

May 19 


'60s and '70s Event 

August 6 


Regional Event 

August 13 

Martha's Vineyard 

Regional Event 

August 20 

Cape Cod 

Regional event 



May 14 


Grandparents' Day 

May 18 


Sam and Sarah 
Society Dinner 

June 5 



June 9 


50th Reunion, 
Class of 1951 Arrives 

June 10-12 


Reunion Weekend 

For additional listings, please visit the Office of Alumni 
Affairs event calendar at 

H andover bookshelf 

O. Murray Carr 

by Neil Rolde '49 
Tilbury House 

O. fllurray 
IL Corr 

Historian Rolde has 
written many non- 
fiction books about 
Maine's people and 
issues. In this, his first 
novel, Rolde draws 
upon his 17 years as a 
Maine state legisla- 
tor to craft a political 
thriller that provides an insider's view of 
public service and government — mirror- 
ing the way our country actually works. 

Model Nazi 

by Catherine Epstein '80 
Oxford University Press 

Amherst College his- 
tory professor Epstein 
used original sources 
to create this biogra- 
phy of Arthur Greiser, 
the WWII-era leader 
of Nazi-occupied 
Western Poland. 
Greiser oversaw the 
influx of Germans into Poland, the ethnic 
cleansing of Poles and Jews, and the 
implementation of forced labor and other 
dreadful policies. He was convicted and 
executed in 1946. 

Dear Mrs. Kennedy 

by Paul DeAngelis '67 
and Jay Mulvaney 
St. Martin's Press 

Following the assas- 
sination of John F. 
O^u-.v^.^, Kennedy, Jacqueline 
Kennedy received 
more than a mil- 
lion loving letters 
of condolence from 
people great and 
small. DeAngelis reproduced some of 
these deeply moving messages and orga- 
nized them into nine categories, such as 
"Mourning in Every Nation," "A Hero to 
Every American," and "Political Friends 
and Foes." 

How Tia Lola Learned to Teach 

by Julia Alvarez '67 
Alfred A. Knopf 

This latest in the series 
of Alvarez's popular 
stories about spunky 
Tia (Aunt) Lola tells 
of Lola's venture 
into teaching Span- 
ish at her niece and 
nephew's elementary 
school in Vermont. 
Juanita is thrilled, but Miguel is mortified. 
While following their adventures, young 
readers also learn some Spanish language 
and culture. 

The Foremost Good Fortune 

by Susan Conley '85 
Alfred A. Knopf 

Conley insightfully 
chronicles the cross- 
cultural experiences 
she, her husband, 
and two young sons 
encounter during 
a two-year stay in 
Beijing. Her family's 
challenges and joys 
are further complicated as she deals (suc- 
cessfully) with life-threatening cancer, its 
emotional impact on her family, and her 
sons' questions about life and death. 

Listen to the Dead 

by Randy Peffer, PA English instructor 
Tyrus Books 

When human bones 
are discovered on Bird 
Island, its rookie po- 
lice detective begins 
a terrifying investiga- 
tion involving drugs, 
sex, and murder — 
and channeling the 
voice of the victim, 
an unidentified 20-something woman 
who died in the 1980s while a serial killer 
was active in the area. This is Peffer's fifth 
Cape Islands Mystery. 

The Death of 
Scripture and the Rise 
of Biblical Studies 

The Death of Scripture and 
the Rise of Biblical Studies 

by Michael C. Legaspi, PA philosophy 
and religious studies instructor 
Oxford University Press 

Part of the Oxford 
Studies in Historical 
Theology series, 
Legaspi's book exam- 
ines a turning point 
in the Bible's relation 
to modern culture. 
Legaspi explains how 
and why scholars at 
the time of the Enlightenment recon- 
ceived the study of the Bible, adjusting 
it to the cultural and political ideals of a 
new, post-confessional age. 

Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers 

by Ralph H. Blum '50 and Mark Scholz, MD 
Other Press 





Radical prostatectomy 
is the most commonly 
recommended treat- 
ment for close to 
200,000 Americans 
each year who have 
prostate cancer. After 
20 years of experi- 
ence managing the disease, plus a wealth 
of research and wit, Blum's perspective 
is clear in the book's subtitle: No More 
Unnecessary Biopsies, Radical Treatment or 
Loss of Sexual Potency. 

Colstrip, Montana 

by David T. Hanson '66 
Taverner Press 

This large-scale 
book of evocative 
photographs of 
the coal-mining 
town of Colstrip, 
Mont, documents 
its surrounding devasted landscape. The 
aerial photos of strip mines, excavation 
sites, deforestation, mine spoils, and 
waste ponds, although alarming, could be 
works of modern art. In fact, they were 
exhibited in MOMA in 1986. 


— These capsule notices were prepared by Sharon Magnuson. 

Been published recently? Please send your book to Sharon Magnuson, Office of Communication, Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover MA 01810-4161. 

After your book is announced, it will be donated to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library. Autographed copies appreciated! Regrettably, due to 
the high volume of books written by alumni, we cannot announce self-published books, but will forward them to the OWHL. 

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imp A ct 

Editor's note: The "Impact" series— a new feature of BLUEprint— focuses on the ways 
in which support to the campaign is helping Andover students and faculty today. 

As Economy Crashed, Andover Fund 
Helped Soften the Impact 

by Tracy M. Sweet 

It was fall 2008 when global markets began their 
historic plunge. Andover reacted swiftly by trimming 
its budget mid-year and creating a plan that would 
permanently eliminate $6 million from future budgets. 
Among other strategic moves, many salaries were 
reduced or frozen, voluntary retirement programs 
were offered to senior-most faculty and staff, and non- 
critical facilities renewal projects were put on hold. 

The ultimate goal: protect students from the fallout 
by preserving the educational experience that 
distinguishes Andover. 

People and programs remained the primary focus. The 
academic program remained largely untouched, and 
Andover's newly minted need-blind admission policy 
(approved by trustees for the 2008 school year) was 

How was this possible amid such a bleak economic 
backdrop? After all, Andover counts on its endow- 

Andover Fund Facts 

■ More than 65 percent of gifts are between 
$25 and $250. 

• Every dollar donated to the Andover Fund 
is equal to $20 raised for endowment. 

• More than 3,000 online gifts were received 
in FY10, totaling nearly $2 million. 

• In the past four years, Andover's online 
donors have doubled, both in the number 
of donors and in dollars. 

ment for approximately 40 percent of its budget 
revenue. As of June 30, 2009, the endowment return 
was -14.5 percent. A stellar year compared to peer 
schools, but a deep loss nonetheless. 

A number of strategies and guiding principles have 
allowed Andover to successfully navigate this on- 
going period of global economic unrest and lingering 
uncertainty. Among them is the remarkable perfor- 
mance of the Andover Fund. 

Each year the Academy relies on the fund to supply 
about 13 percent of the budget. Since the 2005 start 
of The Campaign for Andover, the fund has generated 
just over $44 million. By the end of the campaign, 
cumulative support for the Andover Fund likely will 
be its single largest "gift." 

Ironically, in 2009, as families worldwide were ex- 
periencing personal economic uncertainty, the An- 
dover Fund finished at a record high $11.1 million, with 
40 percent of alumni and 62 percent of current par- 
ents offering their support. It had been 10 years since 
Andover had seen participation of such magnitude. 

Trustee Mary-Ann Somers '82, cochair of the Annual 
Giving Board, explains why she believes people rallied 
to support Andover despite their personal circum- 
stances. "In times of hardship, what we do naturally 
is regroup and prioritize according to our own 
values. business, in life, and in philanthropy. 
Andover rising to the top tells me that the school's 
value system— in education, athletics, and residen- 
tial life— is something that alumni and parents feel 
strongly about preserving." 

Totaling about 7,800 donors each year, the Andover 
Fund is critical. And in 2009 the Andover Fund played 

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an unusually important role: its success allowed an ailing endow- 
ment time to heal. 

"Through this period of absolute rupture," says Peter Ramsey, 
secretary of the Academy, "people's generosity allowed the 
Academy to continue to fund faculty salaries, need-blind admis- 
sion. ..everything that makes Andover special we were able to 
preserve. It was a remarkable achievement." 

And it's a remarkable team effort that propels Andover Fund 
giving year after year. From the members of Oscar Tang's team 
who show their support with gifts upwards of $100,000 to the 
graduating seniors who give $5 to $50 each, literally everyone can 
play a role in the fund's success. 

According to Somers, members of Oscar's Team are particularly 
motivated by the compounding power of $25, $50, and $100 gifts. 
Before these seasoned donors sign on, some ask about trends 
in participation, reunion giving, and competition among classes. 
They want to know that others are on board, as well. 

And it takes the energy and enthusiasm of hundreds of volun- 
teers—from alumni class agents to student leaders— to spread 
that message of inclusion. Senior Zachary Esakof is one of 10 
students who spent part of spring break working the phonathon 
and giving alumni a sense of what Andover is like today. "The call 
doesn't always end with a gift, but it's a good feeling for us when it 
does," he says. "It shows that what Andover values as a commu- 
nity doesn't change when we graduate. It shows that alumni, even 
in their busy lives, are still willing to connect with kids." 

Video Series 

Recently launched on the 
campaign website, a new video 
series focuses on teaching and 
learning at Andover. These brief 
segments capture moments with 
faculty and students and explore the 
ways in which integrative learning 
benefits students. Watch the videos 

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IRT Advisory Board Member Reflects 
on a Teacher's Pivotal Role 

by Victoria A. Harnish 

When Kelly Wise, P'80, '83, '86 was an English teacher at 
Andover, Steve Frank '81, P'09 says Wise taught him that 
"sometimes your limits aren't what you think they are." 
Today, Wise is the executive director of PA's Institute for 
Recruitment of Teachers, an outreach program committed 
to addressing the lack of diversity in the nation's teaching 
faculties. For the past 20 years, IRT has offered an intensive 
four-week summer program— with year-round mentoring— 
that annually counsels and assists more than 100 college 
students (usually rising seniors) through the complicated 
process of applying to graduate schools and securing fund- 
ing for their advanced studies. Frank is now an IRT Advisory 
Board member and chairs its Executive Committee. 

Thinking about his tenure as an Andover student, Frank says 
that Wise's constructive criticism and challenging style had 
an enormous impact. "Kelly has the ability to criticize with- 
out engendering resentment or dejection. Reflecting on my 
experience, I understood that a single teacher can dramati- 
cally change a student's sense of power." A few years after 
Wise founded IRT, Frank became involved with the program. 
"At that point I had some time to devote to IRT, and the 
mission connected with my belief that great teachers can 
change lives," he says. 

Many teaching faculties at U.S. schools, colleges, and univer- 
sities do not reflect the increasing diversity of their student 
populations. IRT, however, is addressing the problem with 
remarkable success. Since its inception, IRT has worked with 
hundreds of students who have gone on to enjoy success- 
ful teaching and administrative careers at both the K-12 and 
university levels. To date, more than 135 IRT alumni have 
earned doctorate degrees, and approximately 350 have 
earned master's degrees. 

"IRT is addressing the critical need for greater faculty diversi- 
ty on the premise that students who 'see themselves in their 
teachers' will respond more positively in the classroom," says 
Frank. "IRT graduates frequently pursue teaching careers at 
public K-12 schools in neighborhoods like the ones in which 
they grew up." 

To ensure that the work of this important program continues 
to flourish, Frank and his wife, Jane (Summer Session '80), 
recently made a multiyear pledge to IRT. "Outstanding teach- 
ers are a critical part of the Andover experience and central 
to its culture," Frank says. "When IRT graduates become 
teachers, they bring that culture and attending standard 
of excellence to schools across the country. Jane and I feel 
privileged to be involved." At IRT's recent 20th anniversary 
celebration, Frank announced that Andover alumni and IRT 
friends had collectively pledged $700,000 for a special 20th 
Anniversary Celebration Fund to further strengthen the IRT's 
financial footing. 

Reviving a Campus Treasure 

by Victoria A. Harnish 

Nearly 200 years ago, Andover embarked on its first 
fundraising campaign— to replace a wooden classroom 
structure that had burned down. That effort would 
result in the construction of Bulfinch Hall. The "commo- 
dious brick building," as it was described in those early 
solicitations, was designed by Asher Benjamin. 

In 2012, Bulfinch Hall— steeped in history and still 
bustling with students— will undergo a much-needed 
renovation. Through the years the structure has housed 
everything from the gymnasium to "The Beanery" 
dining hall, and since 1936 
has been the home of the 
English department. 

"Conversations in the class- 
room naturally spill out 
into the halls," says Jeff 
Domina,chairof the English 
department. "This building 
is set up to encourage 
students and faculty to 
collaborate, and that spirit 
will be preserved." 

"How all comes back! the upward slanting floor— 
The masters' thrones that flank the central door— 
The long, outstretching alleys that divide 
The rows of desks that stand on either side— 
The staring boys, a face to every desk, 
Bright, dull, pale, blooming, common, picturesque 

that," continues Domina. In 1937, 
William Graves Perry wrote of Bul- 
finch's interior space: "It has been 
given a character to conform to the 
newer conception of the manner in 
which English and English literature 
may be best taught; namely by fos- 
tering an intimacy both between the 
student and his master and between 
the student and his course of study." 

A small addition will provide the 
English department with an audio- 
visual room, which will be con- 
ducive to master classes, scene 
work, and film screenings. With 28 
faculty in the English department and all students 
taking at least one course in Bulfinch, the build- 
ing has become quite worn over the years. "This is 
one of the busiest places on campus," says Domina. 
"We are an intellectually alive department, and now 
it's time to revive our structure a bit." Head of School 
Barbara Landis Chase adds, "We look forward to provid- 
ing the quality teaching and learning environment that 
our faculty and students deserve." 

Domina reassures that the character of the building 
will be preserved in this upcoming renovation. "We 
love the quirks in the design, and we plan to protect 
what is here." Ground will be broken for the addition in 
spring 2012, and students 
will return to a refurbished 
Bulfinch that fall. Neither 
students nor faculty will be 
displaced during the work. 

"We believe the seminar format is the best way to 
teach in the humanities, and this building provides for 

Through generous contri- 
butions from President of 
the Board Oscar Tang '56, 
Treasurer of the Board Tom 
Israel '62, P'94, and numer- 
ous other donors— includ- 
ing several seniors who 
have designated their senior gift to Bulfinch— funding 
for the $7 million renovation currently stands at 
$4.25 million. 

—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Class of 1825 
writing about Bulfinch Hall in The School-Boy 

Total Support Needed for Bulfinch $7,000,000 

To learn more about how you can contribute to this project, please contact 
Christine Adams, director of development, at 978-749-4288 or 

SPRING 2011 
Volume 2, Number 2 

BLUEprint is published 
three times a year by the 
Office of Communication 
as an insert in Andover. 
the magazine of Phillips 


Victoria A. Harnish 
Director of Campaign 

Assistant Editors 

Jill Clerkin 
Stacy Gillis 


Ken Puleo 


Michael Discenza '09 
Michael Malyszko 
Molly Shoemaker '08 
Gongming Yan 

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Student Spring and Summer Learning Beyond Andover 

Andover continually seeks ways to provide experiential learning— 
off-campus experiences that complement, reinforce, and strength- 
en the learning that takes place on campus. Students return from 
these opportunities inspired. 

Dean of Studies John Rogers explains: "When we are transported 
into unfamiliar terrain— in our own country or in another— we 
stretch ourselves in ways that we simply will not do when we are 
in our comfortable zones. The resulting experience is completely 
different from— and complementary to— the reading of history, 
sociology, culture, politics, or language. A combination of curios- 
ity and vulnerability allows us to process and retain things through 
different channels. When students learn to weave these experi- 

ences—and the perspective that results from them— into what 
they are learning in the classroom, they are well along the road to 
global citizenship." 

Following the economic crisis, however, these experiential initia- 
tives were scaled back. Academy leadership was forced to defer 
spring and summer opportunities to ensure that the core curricu- 
lum would remain intact during the downturn. 

As a result, most of these programs were put on hiatus during 
fiscal year 2010. In January 2011, the trustees reaffirmed the Acad- 
emy's commitment to experiential learning, and spring and sum- 
mer programs have resumed. Philanthropy will enable Andover to 
continue offering these vital experiences in perpetuity. 


Theatre and Dance Tours 

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest 
arts festival in the world and takes place in 
Scotland's capital city. A two-week immer- 
sion in the performing arts and in another 
culture, the festival exposes Andover stu- 
dents to cutting-edge theatre and dance. 

Actors, stage managers, a costume de- 
signer, several musicians, and a lighting 
crew— all students— along with dance 
and theatre faculty chaperones travel to 
Edinburgh in August to participate in the 
festival. A 1970s off-Broadway musical, 
"Hot Grog," is on this year's playbill. 

The Andover Dance Group— a modern 
dance ensemble of the Academy's most 
accomplished dancers— participates in the 
festival as well. Set to Led Zeppelin songs, 
this summer's show will incorporate digi- 
tal media and is certain to be a spectacular 
visual and auditory experience. 

A few generous anonymous donors recent- 
ly established a fund to endow programs 
such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Church Tlieatre, Edinburgh, 2008: Andover's theatre troupe in costume for "Jungalbook. 

"Everything I learned at Andover and in Edinburgh 
has directly influenced the choices I have made at 
Vassar. Suddenly my very black and white mindset 
of what theatre meant was thrust into bold colors." 

-Molly Shoemaker '08, 2008 theatre tour; 

drama major at Vassar College 

"Traveling with the theatre and dance department 
afforded me the opportunity to immerse myself 
in a foreign culture. We sampled the traditional 

foods, visited historical sites, and attended local 
cultural festivals." 

— Farah Dahya '08, 2006 dance tour and 
2008 theatre tour; American studies 
major at Northwestern University 

"Being part of The Fringe is literally like being a part 
of history; every student on the trip was part of the 
largest theatre festival in the world." 

—Lucas McMahon '08, 2008 theatre tour; 
theatre major at Northwestern University 

Music Tours 

The music department provides students in musical ensembles— chamber orchestra, chorus, and Fidelio— with the opportunity 
to perform both nationally and abroad during a weeklong trip in March. Recent trips have included visits to Prague, Budapest, 
Montreal, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. In March 2011, 70 students performed in Ireland. 

These trips are made possible through the William E. Thomas Music Fund, an endowed fund created with a generous lead gift 
from Taylor Bodman 79. To contribute to this fund, please visit 

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Endowment Support for Student Learning Beyond Andover Overall Goal $8,000,000 

Gifts toward this priority will support students who otherwise would not be able to afford spring and summer learning. 

Spring Learning Goal , 

Community Service 
Music Tours 

Pre-Season Athletic Programs 


Summer Learning Goal 

Community Service 
Cultural Experiences 

Theatre and Dance Tours 


Please contact Christine Adams, director of development, at 
or 978-749-4288 to learn more about the ways you can make a contribution. 


Summer Abroad Programs 

Andover aspires to support appropriate 
summer programs for the nine languages 
taught at the Academy (Arabic, Chinese, 
French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, 
Russian, and Spanish). "There is clear 
research that shows in-country study is 
an indispensible component of language 
learning," says Peter Merrill, Russian and 
German instructor. 

In addition to immediate benefits students 
enjoy in language learning when they re- 
turn to the Academy, the in-country expe- 
rience also provides a powerful footing for 
students during their post-Andover years. 
"A strong secondary school language pro- 

gram gives students a boost in college," 
Merrill explains. For that reason, Andover 
students are encouraged to explore School 
Year Abroad (SYA) and other language 
offerings around the world. The Academy 
connects students with the appropriate 
summer language program and provides 
financial aid to students who otherwise 
would not be able to participate. 

The central elements of all in-country 
experiences— the homestay and an aca- 
demic program emphasizing foreign lan- 
guage acquisition— ensure that students 
make significant gains in proficiency. 
Each language is different, and the more 

difficult the language, the more essen- 
tial in-country study is to reaching useful 
proficiency targets. 

"When learning a language, there is simply no bet- 
ter way to improve than by living in on area where 
everyone speaks that language." 

— Mathew Kelley '10, SYA Participant- 
Brown University 

"It's one thing to see pictures and another to actually 
live it. Being in China gave me a new appreciation 
and understanding of the lives of other people." 

—Louisa Chafee '09, SYA Participant; 

Brown University 

The SYA summer students in China's Forbidden City 

Student Spring and Summer Learning Beyond Andover 

Johns Island, South Carolina, 
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) 

For the past 15 years the Community 
Service program has sponsored a spring 
break trip to the Sea Islands of South 
Carolina. A group of approximately 35 to 
40 students, faculty, and staff team up 
with Rural Mission, a Sea Islands organi- 
zation that brings together volunteers to 
restore homes in the community. 

Many of the inhabitants of these coastal 
villages are descendants of the slave 
trade. They have formed their own culture 
and language, which is a blend of English, 
West Indian, and West African. As these 
native farmers struggle, expansive coastal 
resorts are beginning to take over the 
landscape, causing a significant economic 
rift in the region. 

The Andover group works on several 
projects during their 10-day trip, from 
re-roofing houses to installing ramps to 
aid the handicapped. They experience the 
culture by interacting with the families 
they are serving and by participating in a 

Jeanette Saraidaridis '03, former teachingfellow, Michaeljit Sandhu '09, and 
Eliza Dewey '09 work on a home project during the 2009 trip to Johns Island. 

traditional seafood jamboree that the 
community hosts for them. In the evenings, 
major gift officer Mike Ebner 70— who 
organized the first Johns Island trip when 
serving as the Academy's chaplain— and 
the Community Service team lead partici- 
pants in educational reflections. 

"It is amazing how service can unite people. 
Cooperating and working together, we put aside 
our differences and realize how much of an impact 
we can make." 

—John Ingram '11, 
2009, 2010, 2011 ASB participant 

"Prior to this experience I had never done a service 
immersion project. The beauty of the Johns Island 
program is that we not only build houses, we build 
communities. I think acts of service are often seen 
in isolated situations. For example: I built a house. 
That house, however, has a story: it is the abode of 
the preacher who leads the entire community." 

—Jackie Lender '11, 
2009, 2010, 2011 ASB participant 


Niswarth, a three-week service- 
learning program in India, pairs 
Andover students with students and 
faculty from a number of schools 
in Mumbai. While there, Andover 
students work with nongovernmental 
organizations (NGOs) and have 
focused on issues such as children's 
rights, child labor, and access to 
clean water. 

This year's theme is education 
and development, and students 
will partner with Teach for India 
and work in Mumbai government 
school classrooms, visit The Ashoka 

Foundation in Bangalore, and meet with 
representatives from the government, 
corporate sector, foundations, and the 
community to learn about imperatives 
in education. 

Students will explore two central 

• What is the nature and purpose of 

• What roles can young people have in 
transforming education? 

Niswarth* and its evolving mission is 
the brainchild of PA biology instructor 
Raj Mundra, who is also the founder of 

Educators for Teaching India— 
an organization that promotes the 
integration of India into secondary 
school curricula across America. 

"The Niswarth trip put things in perspective 
for me. I have literally and figuratively seen 
a different side of the world. It deepened my 
commitment and desire to find ways to help 
others and was an extraordinary and enlighten- 
ing experience." 

—Tori Wilmarth '09, Robertson Scholar; 
public policy major at Duke University 

'Niswarth is the Hindi translation of Andover's Latin 
motto, non sibi (not for self). 

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Pre-Season Programs 

Teamwork, leadership, perseverance, and 
pride— the hallmarks of Andover's athletic 
program— are found among any one of its 
65 interscholastic teams in 21 different 

Like the Andover academic experience, 
the athletic program emphasizes excel- 
lence, hard work, and risk-taking. Students 
are encouraged not only to excel in their 
chosen sport but also to discover their 
untapped talent, try something new, and 
see where it leads. 

Spring break sessions offer athletes the 
opportunity to train with their team on 
campus or away. Their preparation is 
guided by coaches widely recognized as 
the best in secondary education, as well 
as a team of certified athletic trainers and 
certified strength conditioning specialists. 

Pre-season opportunities currently are 
offered in boys' and girls' lacrosse and 
baseball and boys' crew, with the hope of 
expanding the program when funding is 



The idea for BALAM— the "Bilingual 
Archaeological Learning Adventure in 
Mesoamerica"— first arose in January 
2005. The following year, the Peabody Mu- 
seum launched the trip, taking a group of 
10 students on a 15-day expedition across 
Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. This tacti- 
cal adventure combines Spanish language 
and cultural immersion with exposure to 
the work of archaeologists— including 
work at a real archaeological dig. 

Students hike through jungles, climb pyra- 
mids, and swim into caves. While doing 
all of this, they discuss the many facets of 
Maya culture. 

"We were taught to recognize the differences 
between etic and emic ways of thinking; an etic 
approach is akin to looking from the outside in, 
applying one 's own preconceived notions and expe- 
riences to the understanding of a culture of people. 
Conversely, an emic view is one that incorporates 
the experiences and attitudes of the people, as it 
is the perspective of a person within the culture. 

Through our immersion into Maya culture and 
archaeology on BALAM, and through the wisdom 
and guidance of both Mr. Slater and Mr. Cutler, 
what may have once seemed like strange practices 
by the ancient Maya people became understand- 
able as we gained familiarity with Maya culture, 
belief systems, and way of life." 

— Faiyad Ahmad '10; Brown University 

Pecos Pathways 

In 1998, the Peabody Museum, the Pueblo 
of Jemez, and the Pecos National Histori- 
cal Park began collaboration on "Pecos 
Pathways," an expeditionary learning pro- 
gram for high school students. Young peo- 
ple from Jemez Pueblo, Phillips Academy, 
and the town of Pecos, New Mexico, team 
up for a three-week summer experience in 
the Southwest and in New England. 

Staying with host families in New Mexico, 
students tour archaeological sites and 
work on community service projects with 
the Pueblo of Jemez. They visit Ancestral 
Puebloan sites and learn about the Pecos 
National Historical Park. On the next leg of 

the trip, students visit the Mashantucket- 
Pequot Reservation in Connecticut, par- 
ticipate in an excavation, and delve into 
colonial New England and the history of 
several native cultures. 

Pecos Pathways is funded through the 
John Lowell Fund at Andover. Established 
in 1998 by John Lowell Thorndike '45, the 
fund is in memory of Thorndike's great, 
great, great, great grandfather, John 
Lowell, one of the 12 founding trustees of 
Phillips Academy. It was enhanced in 1999 
by The Black Mountain Foundation and 
the family of W. Nicholas Thorndike '51, 
brother of John Lowell Thorndike. Pecos 
National Historical Park and the Pueblo 
of Jemez provide additional funding for 
Pecos Pathways. 

"Coming from a fairly homogenous cultural 
background, it was fascinating for me to see that 
such diverse ancient traditions could be alive and 
well, and I loved learning about them. Now, when- 
ever I experience a new culture, I always look for 
ways to connect the history of a place with its 
contemporary reality." 

— Anabel Bacon '09; Columbia University 

BLUEprint | Spring 2011 VII 


In March at All-School Meeting, 
students, faculty, and staff 
acknowledged End of Tuition Day 
— the final day of the school year 
that tuition pays for the cost of an 
Andover education. Tuition covers 
55 percent of the approximate 
cost; the other 45 percent comes 
from donors who believe in the 
Academy's mission and the 
excellence of its students. 

During spring break, 10 Andover 
students raised a total of $14,463 
at the phonathon held on campus. 

The admission office received 3,103 
completed applications this year, a 
52 percent increase since 2001. 

More than 3,000 alumni, parents, 
and friends serve in a wide variety 
of volunteer positions on behalf of 
the Academy. 

In FY10, class agent Bill Morris '45 
led his 65th Reunion class to the 
highest 2010 Phillips Academy 
class participation; 79 percent 
contributed to the Andover Fund. 

Parent Fund participation reached 
44 percent in late March, up five 
percent from March 2010. 


to view photos from the 

April 27, 2011, Boston Campaign 


Melanie Davis '65 
Honors Abbot through 
her Commitment to PA 

by Stacy Gillis 

The initial requirements were simple: no 
uniforms and near a city. Melanie Davis '65 
laughs as she recalls her limited cri- 
teria in considering boarding schools 
as a 13-year-old from rural Woodland, 
Maine. "Abbot Academy fit the bill, and 
my experience there turned out to be the 
most important, formative four years of 
my life," explains Davis. 

Looking back, Davis credits Abbot with 
helping her become independent at a 
young age and shaping who she is today. 
"Abbot fostered intellectual development 
and independent thought. We stood on 

our own two feet. There was no 'mollycoddling,' as one of our teachers was known to say. 
The values, level of education, and structure provided by Abbot were gifts to me." 

The Abbot community was her extended family, providing her with a safe place to nourish 
that independence. "I would venture to say I was a little rebellious. Abbot gave me room, 
but with enough structure, to express myself, to learn to think critically and explore my 

Today, she returns that gift to Andover through her various volunteer roles. She has served 
as reunion cochair, class agent, regional association member, and Alumni Council mem- 
ber, and as both president and member of the Abbot Academy Association. In 2007, she 
received Andover's Distinguished Service Award. 

As recruiting consultant in development at the University of Notre Dame, volunteering 
is something Davis intimately understands. "I realize more than ever how important 
the continuing involvement of alumni is to the very well-being of an institution, and I 
believe the strength I have as a successful professional woman comes from Abbot and my 
involvement with the school." 

Davis attended Abbot during a tumultuous time and vividly recalls gathering with 
classmates to assuage fears caused by the Bay of Pigs conflict and to share their grief 
following John F. Kennedy's assassination. "Some days we wondered what the next day 
would bring. But amidst all that was going on in the world, we still thrived in a supportive, 
close-knit community." 

The Academy was a haven at a crucial time in U.S. history and in her own develop- 
ment, and for that reason Davis has kept Andover integral to her life. "It's part of who 
I am, and I embrace that part of my life. It's just been a natural evolution for me to stay 
involved through the years. Being able to go to Abbot Academy and remain affiliated with 
the Academy in whatever way I can is a lifelong privilege and advantage. The Andover 
experience is truly staggering, and being involved allows me to see and support Andover 
students and interact with these amazing and mature citizens of the world." 

Campaign Update 

As of March 31, 2011, The Campaign for Andover had raised $225.9 million toward its $300 million goal. 

For progress updates, please visit 




Alfred R. McWilliams 

The Willows at Westborough 

1 Lyman St., Apt. 225 

Westborough MA 01581-1437 


PHILLIPS All of a sudden 1 find "Feb. 4" leering at 
me as I tear ofT'Feb. 3" from my calendar — deadline 
time! Worse yet: the sight of a layer of dust covering 
the bottom of the PA '33 mail basket. Now what? 
In past spring issues, I have opened with a paean to 
the approach ot spring, and a call of PA '33 to gather 
in force on Andover Hill for Reunion Weekend. In 
view of the two-foot fall of new snow outside, we'll 
take a rain check on that. But take my word tor it: 
the campus will be a beautiful green by June 10-12. 
Come on up! 

And that's our news for the spring issue. It your 
Kindly Old Editor were more an artist rather than a 
singer of sad songs about unrequited class notes, we 
could sum up the situation in a sketch of a big old 
wooly bear curled up in hibernating position. Try 
smoke signals? Or just a big fat X to let us know you 
are there? 



Mary R. Stewart 
865 Central Ave., 1-405 
Needham MA 02492 
78 1 -444-3449 


Doris Schwartz Lewis 

250 Hammond Pond Pkwy., Apt. 515S 

Chestnut Hill MA 02467 



ABBOT Greetings, Abbot '35ers, from the land 
of snow and ice. It is really the worst winter I can 
remember since the Blizzard of 78. Can't wait for 

Sad news: I was informed by the Academy of 
the death on Aug. 28, 2010, of Anne Humphreys 
Hammond in Carmel, Calif We extend our sympa- 
thy and tond memories of Anne to her family. 

I made a few calls to a few of our class, but with 
no results. Cate Burns Elmers s phone was discon- 
nected. I am hoping to find a new number. 

As for me, I am still driving, though not at night or 
long distances (meaning over 1 5 miles). Please drop 
me a line, phone, or e-mail. Best to all. 

Digging the Peabody 



Lucy H. Winship 
Heritage Heights 
149 E. Side Drive 
Unit 38C 

Concord NH 03301 


ABBOT This snowy morning I had a good time 
calling all our 1 classmates listed in the latest report 
from the school. 

Clara Holland Chase is in her own home in 
Bethesda, Md., living with a daughter. She has an 
arthritic hip, but is otherwise in good health. It wasn't 
snowing there today. My husband reports that the 
groundhog didn't see his shadow, so we shouldn't 
have six more weeks of winter weather, according to 
the old wives' tale. 

Anne Robins Frank reports having lots of snow 
in Frankfort, Ky, but most of it's gone now (in Feb- 
ruary). She did get to Maine last summer to see her 
older brother. She sounded her usual bright self, and 
it's always a pleasure talking with her. 

Elinor Robinson Goodwin answered from Nor- 
way, Maine, where she is snowbound. She has given 
up driving, but sounds good. She has a son living 
nearby and another in Washington, DC. 

Betty Drake King is in Ormond Beach, Fla., 
where it's been cold. She gets around with the use of a 
walker and still drives. She stays pretty close to home 
and announced to her family to come to her, as her 
traveling days are over. A granddaughter living nearby 
is expecting a baby — another great-granddaughter 
for Betty. 

Helen O'Brien Olcott is in Kennebunk, Maine. 
She is well, drives her car, sees friends at bridge, and 
has an occasional trip to Portland, where her daugh 
ter now lives. 

I had a brief talk with Lois Holmes Stokes at 
Brookhaven in Lexington. 

Mary Trafton Simonds hasn't slowed down a bit. 
She still actively volunteers at Mt. Auburn Hospital, 
organizes bus trips from Brookhaven retirement 
community, visits the Addison Gallery at Andover, 
writes the class notes for Colby-Sawyer, plus attends 
committee meetings at Brookhaven. She had two 
weekend visits with son Bill to Squam Lake. Son Bob 
and wife Augie entertained her in Chatham, Mass., 
and daughter ( iina led a group of Colonial Dames to 
Portsmouth, N.H., and Southern Maine, places Mary 
had visited. 

The Winships stayed in today - 1 guess you could 
say we are snowed in. We get shoveled out after a 
storm stops, so tomorrow we should be all set. We 
had a grand stay last summer at Granite Point, Maine, 
and plan to be there in July this year. 

It's been a great day for calling classmates and, as 
you can sec, I've reached most on the list. 

[Editor's note: Please see the In Memoriam sec- 
tion tor an obit for Mary Dooley Bragg, who died in 
December 2009.1 

John Foskett 
4694 Rue Bayou 
Sanibel FL 33957 

PHILLIPS With the deadline for class notes fast 
approaching, it's my practice to make a few phone 
calls in the hope of prying out news of interest, hav- 
ing long given up on our classmates taking the initia- 
tive — with, of course, a very few welcomed excep- 
tions. As you might imagine, picking up the phone 
and dialing the number is a stressful experience, 
not knowing what to expect at the other end of the 
line. I'm sad to report that my last call brought news 
(from his wife, Winnie) that Charles E. Rounds, 
DMD, passed on just two weeks ago, after suffering 
declining physical and mental health for the last year 
or so while being given the best of care by Winnie 
and their children. Winnie described Chuck's death 
as "bittersweet," feeling both the grief of loss and 
the satisfaction that he has found peace. Thanks, 
Winnie, for taking the time with me. I know that all 
Chuck's friends and classmates will be sending good 
vibes to you and your family. 

Another call to Carl "Jake" Jacobs was more 
encouraging, as he is back home with wife Ann 
following some weeks of rehab to recover from a 
stroke. His usual activities are a bit more limited, as 
he now uses a walker, and he and Ann have given 
up driving, depending upon van services provided 
by their assisted living facility. Jake sounded like his 
old self, it a bit discouraged, probably, as I too have 
discovered, having something to do with the aging 
process. He continues to work on his longtime 
avocation of needlepointing, spending a couple of 
hours a day now working on an 1 8 ' x 18" piece rep- 
resenting, when finished, a Parcheesi board. Yes, I 
had to Google it to find how complex and challeng- 
ing Jake's piece of work must be! Nothing wrong 
with your finger skills, Jake, nor with your determi- 
nation and patience. 

Tom Lenagh, by letter to Kim Loring, mentions 
a couple of health issues, one of which I can certainly 
understand, given the board and association meet 
ings he attends in rapid succession — plus a trip to 
Holland to greet a new stepgranddaughter followed 
by a 10-day trip on the Rhine. Really not unusual, 
Tom, to experience a bit of discomfort in your hips. 
His letter prompted a call to Kim, who impressed me 
with his news that he and wife Pat spent a week in 
Japan, traveling there by private jet making one stop 
in Alaska tor refueling. What a way to go! Reminds 
me of a visit, just this past week, from my grandson 
who lives and works in South Africa. His trip by air 
took 27 hours. While here, we were able to Skype 
his wife, Megan, and young daughter Maya at their 
home in Capetown. Some technology is a pretty 
good thing, even for our generation. 

On the opposite end of the spectrum is art, 
prompting me to send our congratulations to Sim 
Hyde, who is exhibiting some of his new paintings 

in a show called Time over Eighty in Portland, Ore. 
As there are three artists listed, I 'm assuming that the 
title of the show covers both hedge and put. Please 
let us know, Sim, how your work was received. 
Images by e-mail would be a treat. 

One thing you learn from communicating with 
classmates is the importance that dogs play in our 
daily lives, both when they are with us and when 
they are gone. Having lost our Tyler and after two 
years of debating the pros and cons, wife Maggie 
and I decided to find another border terrier to add 
a needed dimension to the lives of us old folks. Tak- 
ing into consideration concerns expressed by Angus 
Gordon that a new pup might be good for us but 
not for the dog, we opted for an older border and are 
now happy to report that Picabo, age 8, almost 9, has 
rapidly and happily bonded with us while challeng- 
ing me to enjoy exercise as much as she does. After 
hearing about Picabo, Joanne Smith, who faithfully, 
and I'm sure anxiously, watches over us class secre- 
taries from the alumni office, sent me photos of her 
Riley, a great looking mix who is as comfortable out 
in the more than plentiful snow of 201 1 as she is on 
the sofa at home. Thanks, Joanne. 


Dana Lynch '68 
PO Box 370539 
Montara CA 94037-0539 

The Academy has learned that Susan Lambert 
Darling died on Feb. 7, 2011. Please see the In 
Memoriam section for her obit. 


Cameron J. La Clair Jr. 

4200 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Apt. 801 

Washington DC 20016-4734 


PHILLIPS From ever-faithful Tom Flournoy, 
we learn that attendees at the memorial service for 
Peter Strauss virtually filled the main ballroom at 
the Yale Club of New York City in early January. A 
magnificent Powerpoint presentation featured great 
photos of Peter growing up, during World War II 
service in the marines, and later with friends, chil- 
dren, and grandchildren. A Yale '43 reunion necktie 
was exhibited among photo albums and souvenirs. 

During a buffet luncheon, Tom sat with Art 
Williams and son Bill, who had driven in from Fair- 
field, Conn., and with Peter's widow, Barbara Strauss. 
Art's wartime flying career figured prominently in 
Peters WWII reminiscences read by a family mem- 
ber. "All in all," notes Tom, "it was an impressive trib- 
ute to Peter — his emphasis on helping clients, as 
well as his family's philanthropy in education." 

56 Andover | Spring 201 1 

Joe Anderson and wife Molly are currently at 
home in Camden, S.C., the "sunny South." This year 
marked a notable exception, with brutal weather 
including an 8-inch snowstorm. Joe continues as a 
trustee of Hamilton College, where he worked for 
20 years. His second career, after 25 years with Dict- 
aphone, was as vice president ot communications 
and development at Hamilton. Upon retiring there 
he became a consultant for Taft, the Hill School, and 
Pomtret, among others. He was pleased to be invited 
by Peter Ramsay to talk to Andover's Annual Fund 
staff a few years ago about fundraising. He much 
enjoyed reminiscing about some great classmates ot 
years past, including Dave Cuthell. 

Joe talks with Art Williams occasionally and sees 
him and wife Mary Helen often in Vermont in the 
summer. In fact they had spoken after a great storm 
dropped a virtual snowbank at his home in Con- 
necticut in February. He vows he will be on the golf 
course in April without fail! 

Joe received a nice letter from Sally, Jack Walsh's 
widow, and notes our class lost an outstanding class- 
mate in Jack, who was an enormous success in many 
and diverse efforts as family man, sports enthusiast, 
community leader, and friend. 

Joe writes that Jack Castles is a regular at Ekwa- 
nok Country Club in Vermont and is very enthusias- 
tic about golf. Jack and wife Mindy are at their home 
in Callawassie, SC., missing the difficult winter expe- 
rienced by so many in the Northeast. 

Win Bernhard writes that, as he and his wife, 
Betty, did not get to our reunion, he wanted to 
update our classmates on current activities, includ- 
ing his role as professor emeritus in history at the 
University ot Massachusetts, Amherst. He has con- 
tinued in his field of early American history, and 
his lectures and articles relating to Amherst and 
the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York 
have kept him actively involved. He points out he 
misses the interchange with young undergraduate 
and graduate students. 

Win's memoir of World War II experiences 
landing in Normandy on D+2 as a 9th Air Force 
weather observer and meteorologist and onward to 
the Battle of the Bulge are recorded in the Harvard 
Archives. As his 90th year approaches, he observes 
that life, though more difficult, has been rewarding 
and largely enjoyable. Betty has been a constant and 
intellectually stimulating companion tor the past 52 
years. She continues her enthusiasm for Emily Dick- 
inson, publishing articles in professional journals. 
They delight in their daughter, Elizabeth, her hus- 
band, and teenage children. 

Win continues, "The legacy of Andover in my life 
is strong, especially the contribution of outstanding 
teachers, particularly Dirk van der Stucken, who pro- 
moted my knowledge of German, and Arthur Burr 
Darling, who influenced me to become a historian." 

Dick Mintz tells us he is, as are most of our cur- 
rent classmates, now in his 90th year, though he does 
not feel like "Old ( luard," the group older alums join 
as of their ""0th Reunions. Though class attendance 
at our 2009 70th Reunion was fewer than 1 0, those 
who came were glad to have done so. Dick adds 

Andover is still a place to be proud of: my good 
fortune is to be alive and well enough to be able to 
come to my law firm's office almost every day when 
I am in town. I have a secretary, an office, and a tew 
clients, who think that I can be helpful in advice and 
can identity the appropriate younger attorneys in the 
firm to handle their matters. Most of my work now 
deals with estates and trusts of deceased former cli- 
ents. I enjoy visiting and chatting with my younger 
colleagues, and I marvel at the fact that, although 
the firm has grown from eight attorneys in a Boston 
office (when I arrived in 1948) to almost 500 attor- 
neys in seven offices, the ambiance and collegiality 
remains a hallmark. 

"My wife (of over 36 years) and I still live in our 
Boston condominium and manage to travel. In Sep- 
tember 2009 we spent some four weeks in Morocco, 
Spain, and London. This March we will be snorkeling 
on Bonaire. In between we move about the country 
visiting our four children in California, Wisconsin, 
New Hampshire Vermont, and Connecticut, or vis- 
iting with longtime friends here and away. 

"Community interests include continuing board 
memberships at Woods Hole Oceanographic 
Institution, Discovering Justice (an exciting youth- 
oriented Boston organization), the Vilna Shul Bos- 
ton Center for Jewish Culture, and the Schwartz 
Center for Compassionate Healthcare (established 
by a young law colleague who died of cancer at an 
early age). Those keep me interested and vital and 
hopefully involve give-back from the son of a young 
immigrant from Central Europe, my late father. [I 
have] assorted medical issues from time to time, but 
who wants to hear about them?" 

Jim Mooney writes that life goes on — nothing 
out of the ordinary. He cites "the usual tennis twice a 
week, docent twice a week at the Cradle of Aviation 
Museum, three weeks in the Caribbean last Novem- 
ber, and off again in February, looking forward to my 
90th this May when my wife, Gloria, and I will visit 
children, grands, and greats in Austin, Texas. Not, 
repeat not, planning a trip to Egypt in the near future. 
Looking forward to my 90th Reunion." 

Jim Spitz promised a few words: " I spend my days 
reading a lot ofbooks, trying to keep my computer in 
one piece, and chatting with my tour children around 
the Eastern part ot the U.S." 

Doris Sawyer Gordon 
182 Ridge Trail Drive 
Sedona AZ 86351-7382 

ABBOT Your class secretary is chilly but fine and 
dandy in February in sunny Sedona, Ariz., experi- 
encing unusual frigid weather here. I remember all 
the blizzards we endured at Abbot in the late 1 930s, 
especially the Thanksgiving Day when a few Abbot 
gals joined our family of six tor a scrumptious turkey 
dinner in Andover. 

I am sad to report we lost two more classmates in 
fall 20 1 0, Mary "Myndie" H. Nutting of Gloucester, 
Mass., and Jeanne Cowies Fleischmann Bruce of 
New York City and Suffolk, England. 

The winter magazine has a long obit on Myndie, 
so I won't write one here except to say our Myndie 
was our most dedicated Abbot alumna from gradua- 
tion right up to her recent illness. Myndie worked on 
so many committees winning wide recognition and 
was a major contributor to the integration of Abbot 
into Phillips Academy in 1 973, saving our campus. 

Myndie was also a devoted wife to her dear Ed for 
63 years, a devoted mother and grandmother, and 
still found time to enjoy gardening, birding, baking, 
and reading. Our dear Myndie will be sorely missed 
as our class rep and as a kind, patient, and caring per- 
son. Our class sends heartwarming condolences to 
Ed and their family. 

I met several times over the last 10 years years tor 
lunch with Myndie and Ed, Deanie Nichols Lane, 
Mollie Chase Foster, and Dottie Garry Warlick 
and her husband, which was so much fun. (We lost 
darling Dottie several years ago.) 

1 plan to see Ed Nutting, Deanie, and Mollie next 
summer when I fly East tor my granddaughter s grad- 
uation from Vassar in May. Granddaughter Mad- 
eline, 21, spent three months last spring in South 
Africa studying diseases. I 'll also attend a stepgrand- 
daughter's wedding m Rhode Island in June, then go 
on to Concord, Mass., to see old friends, and then 
Rennebunk, Maine, where I rent a condo so 1 can 
reconnect with my Eastern family and friends. 

secretary is trying to contact you! 

PA provides class secretaries with updated contact information 
for their classmates. To update your record: 

• e-mail alumni-records(a) 

• visit BlueLink at 

. telephone 978-749-4287 or 

• send a note to Alumni Records 
Phillips Academy, 
180 Main Street, Andover MA 01810-4161 

Andover | Spring 20 1 1 57 

Calling all Alumni 
from the 1920s, '30s, '40s, and '50s 

In honor of the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Andover magazine 
will devote most of the fall 2011 issue to recollections of 

World War II. 

We are asking veterans and those on the home front to send us 
your stories, your memories, your reflections of the war as 
children, students, or adults no later than June 15, 2011. 
Please e-mail submissions (under 200 words) to 

Thank you! 

My youngest daughter, Amy, lives in Sedona near 
me, and my older daughter, Stephanie, lives in Ver- 
mont with her husband. Their daughter Elizabeth, 
25, works in design and also lives in Vermont. Not 
to forget my grandson, Parker, 26, who is going to 
architecture school in Berlin, returning in April to 
graduate from U-Mass. He flew to Chile last fall to 
study the earthquake damage near Santiago. What 
fascinating lives our grandchildren lead and how 
fortunate they are in this fast-moving world. 

Jeanne Cowles Bruce and I had charted at length 
in winter 2009 when she was in New York. She was 
busy visiting with her large family in the U.S.A. 
before returning to London in April 2010 with her 
English husband, George. He is a portrait painter 
and has a studio in London they used periodically 
when not living in the countryside of Suffolk. They 
were married June 27, 2007. Jeanne was widowed 
in 1993 and had met George when he painted a 
portrait of her then husband — so they were long- 
time friends. Jeanne invited me to visit them it 1 got 
to NYC or England. Sadly, it never happened. 

I was stunned to learn in November from the 
alumni office that our lovely Jeanne died Sept. 7, 
2010, in Bury St. Edmunds, U.K. She is survived 
by her husband, George J.D. Bruce, and her son, 
David C. Wilson. Jeanne's daughter Nicole Beebe 
preceded her in death. She leaves many members of 
her extended family. 

I finally reached Jeanne's husband, George, in 
their NYC apartment in late January 20 1 1 . and 
he told me they had taken a wonderful cruise 
last summer on a small ship called the Hcbndean 
Princess, which was a wonderful second honey- 
moon, cruising around north Scotland. Jeanne 
loved it, and afterward they visited friends en route 
home to their cottage in Suffolk. In September, after 
taking a computer lesson around midday, Jeanne 
sat down to play the piano, got up, and crashed to 
the floor, dying several hours later in the hospital. 
Devastating for George and their family and friends, 
but at least Jeanne did not surfer a long illness. Our 
class sends condolences to George and Jeanne's 
extended family. 

I reached Deanie Nichols Lane a tew days ago in 
Watertown, Mass., just as she was leaving tor Dubai 
(via London) to visit her daughter and family plus 
new great-granddaughter, Minayra. Deanie's young- 
est daughter, Olivia, from London accompanied her. 
After time in Dubai, she is on to Karachi, Pakistan, 
then up to Islamabad, Pakistan, for most of March 
and April, arriving home through London in May. 
Whew! And to think she fractured her hip last Sep- 
tember — what a gal! Good luck and safe travelling, 
Deanie. You are our Class of '40 world traveler. 

Please do not forget to contact me with any (sad 
or fun) news either by phone, e-mail or snail mail; 
otherwise you may be asked to become our next sec- 
retary so 1 have the time and energy to finish my book 
of memoirs including photos and paintings. Stay well 
and happy. 


Blake Flint 

1762 Bay Street #401 
Sarasota FL 34236-7751 

PHILLIPS Jerry Castle has taken a new bride, Jean. 
They have known each other more than 40 years — 
their children grew up together Ihey spend a lot 
of time on Sanibel Island, Fla., where their families 
sailed together for many years. 

Arthur "Louis" Eno and his wife live in Westtord, 
Mass. Louie says they stick pretty close to home. 
They have three children. Their youngest son is a 
playwright and is currently showcasing his latest, Tom 
Panic, which opened on Broadway to rave reviews. A 
second son is a health-care worker and lives nearby, 
while their daughter lives in Oregon. 

Bob Snower is in reasonably good health in Shaw- 
nee Mission, Kan. He has two sons and one grandson 
and spends the better part of each day as a day trader. 

Now for the sad news: 

Leonard Tucker passed away on Oct. 2, 2010. 
Len was a captain in the Corps of Engineers during 

the war. After graduating from Yale, he received a 
doctorate in engineering from MIT. He was presi- 
dent of Tucker Concrete Form Company. 

Thomas McLean "Mac" Griffin passed away on 
Nov. 1 1 , 20 1 0. Mac was the very first Andover friend 
this writer had. Mac received a law degree from 
Harvard Law School and practiced as general coun- 
sel of the First National Bank of Boston. He served 
as an officer in the navy and was an avid skier, tennis 
player, and bridge player. 

Con Goddard died on Dec. 12, 2010. Con went 
on to Yale and served in the navy. He was an avid out- 
doorsman, starting with the Outing Club at Andover, 
then the presidency of the Yale Outing Club. By 
1 97 1 he had climbed all of the 46 mountains in the 
Adirondacks. Con retired as the managing director 
of Chubb and Son, Inc. 

Robert C. McGiffert died in Missoula, Mont., on 
Dec, 25, 20 1 0, not tar from Glacier National Park, his 
favorite spot on earth. Bob was very active in most 
everything at Andover, from being editor in chief 
of the Phillipian to a member of the varsity football 
team. He parlayed the former into a career in jour- 
nalism culminating in 28 years as professor of jour- 
nalism at the University of Montana, receiving the 
University's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1982. 
Please see the In Memoriam section tor more about 
Bob. [Editor s note: Also see the In Memoriam obit 
tor Stephen B. Finch, who died on Feb. 7, 20 1 1 .] 

May they rest in peace. 

[Editor's note: The family of Prescott S. Bush Jr. 

wishes to make an important clarification to the 
obituary printed in the Fall 20 1 Andover magazine. 
Mr. Bush had three children; he was predeceased by 
son Prescott Bush 111 '63, who died in 2009.1 



June 10-12, 201 1 
Ruth Bondy Lowy 
70 Chestnut Ave. 
Larchmont NY 10538 

ABBOT Fran Troub Roberts has moved to 
Evergreen Woods, a life-care facility. Her new address 
is 88 Notch Hill Rd„ Apt. 139, North Branford CT 
06471. The apartment number is very important. 
Phone number is 203-481-8036. After she moved 
in, she met my brother, Phil, in the hall and said she 
could recognize him because he looked so much like 
me. How strange. I never heard that before! We made 
a date, and they drove down to Westport, Conn., 
together to meet me for lunch, which was very nice. 

Fran says that the real news is that she has been 
in touch with Emily Mills Courtice, and Emily 
is seriously considering coming East for our 70th 
Reunion. You probably have read that our class 
has been officially welcomed into a privileged 
group of alums known as the Old Guard. This 
applies to mcmbiers of classes of 1 94 1 and older. As 

58 Andover | Spring 201 1 

members or the Old Guard, we are welcome to 
attend reunions each year free ot charge. Maybe some 
who are living nearby would consider returning to 
Abbot dinner, Abbot tea, and classes Saturday 
morning with current faculty. 

I am sorry to report the death ot Dorothy 
White Wicker, who passed away on Sept. 29, 2010. 
Dorothy was the wife of Edgar J. Wicker, 3509 
Wentwood Drive, Dallas TX 75225-50 1 2. 



June 10-12, 201 1 

William D. Cochran 
233 Ash St. 
Weston MA 02493 

Jerome M. Ziegler Jr. 
40 Hickory Road 
Ithaca NY 1 4850-9606 

PHILLIPS [Editor's note: Please see the In Memo- 
riam section tor an obit tor Robert Macauley, who 
died Dec. 26, 2010.1 


Ann Taylor Debevoise 

Pinnacle Farm 

1 18-01 Daniel Cox Road 

Woodstock VT 05091-9723 

802-457-1 186 

Ann .T. Debevoise@valley. net 

ABBOT It is a veritable "white-out" (of snow) 
here in Vermont — and likewise for news from the 
Class of 1942. The pony express must be stuck in a 

For a little fill-in, 1 have grandchildren in Austra- 
lia; London; Nablus, West Bank; and Nice, France; 
and 1 will be visiting the latter in April — if the snow 
has melted ! Two are gainfully employed, and two are 
talcing junior year abroad programs. 

Daunting as it seems, I hope I can flood our col- 
umn with your news for the next publication. Good 
health to all of you. 


John E. Searle Jr. 

4475 N. Ocean Blvd., Apt. 406 

Delray Beach FL 33483 


PHILLIPS Edwin C. Andrews Jr. died Nov. 4, 
2010, in a Stamford, Conn., hospital. He was born 
in Buffalo, N.Y., and is survived by his wife, Pat, his 

son Edwin and daughter Patricia Bray. He gradu- 
ated from Yale in 1949 and was a self-employed 
financier. He lived in Darien, Conn., and wintered 
in Palm Beach, Fla., where he belonged to the Ever- 
glades Club, the Beach Club, and was a benefactor 
of the Society ot the Four Arts. My wife and I saw 
him and wife Pat here in Florida and had them as 
our guests at a member guest golf tournament. He 
told me he finally had sold his interest in the Buffalo 
Sabres hockey team. We and Godfrey Rockefeller 
very much enjoyed his company. See the winter 
magazine for his obit. 

Thomas E. Huser Jr. died Oct. 18, 2010, at his 
home in North Palm Beach, Fla. He was born in Sep- 
tember 1924 in New York City, served in the navy 
after Andover, and graduated from Harvard in 1949. 
He was a scholar and a writer. He worked at the 
South Florida Water Management District in public 
relations, then as secretary to the board tor 28 years. 
The SFWMD is responsible for cleaning and restor- 
ing the Everglades. Tom penned a book, Into the Next 
Decade, a history of the SFWMD. He was also a jour- 
nalist for the Palm Beach Post and Miami Herald. 

Tom was a loving husband, father, and triend. 
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Juanita, and 
their three children, six grandchildren, and seven 
great-grandchildren. All of the above was sent to me 
by Juanita and included a note, which I quote: "The 
years Tom spent at Andover were some of his best, 
and we went back tor the 50th Reunion." 

Tom Barrow died Jan. 27, 201 1, in Texas at age 
86. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janice, 
and by four children and nine grandchildren. After 
graduating from Lamar High School in Houston, he 
attended Andover and then went to the University 
of Texas, from which he graduated with a master's 
degree in geology in 1948. He served on active duty 
in the navy 1943-45 and in the naval reserve from 
1945 to 1951. After joining Humble Oil and Refin- 
ing Company in California, he got a PhD in 1953 
from Stamford, then became president ot Humble 
Oil in 1970. In 1972 he became vice president and 
board member ot Exxon, then retired in 1978 to 
become CEO of Kennecott Copper until it was sold 
to Standard Oil ot Ohio, where he served as its vice 
president until his retirement in 1985. He served 
as director or trustee of more than a dozen pub- 
lic and charitable organizations and has received 
numerous distinguished awards. 

His business travel took him to Russia, China, 
and the Far East. He and his wife enjoyed many trips 
together, eventually visiting all seven continents, 
including Antarctica in 2009 at the age of 84. While 
he traveled the world, his great love was Texas. He 
was a gentleman rancher, a bird watcher and hunter, 
and shared his love of music with his wife, |anice. 
They made many friends among opera and sym- 
phony families. He was a senior warden of Christ 
Church Cathedral and St. Martins Episcopal Church 
of Houston. He was a wise counselor to his church 
family and community. Please see the In Memoriam 
section lor more about lorn. 


Richard L. Ordeman 
619 Oakwood Ave. 
Dayton OH 454 1 9 
mbo5 1 

PHILLIPS In the Class Notes column it is custom- 
ary to have the obituaries at the end, as will be the 
case with this column. It is with sadness that I must 
note the loss of six classmates. Each recall special 
memories of our times together at Andover. Our 
class extends sympathy to their family and friends. 

In happier news, Lou Hudner was one of six 
Medal of Honor recipients to participate in pregame 
ceremonies at December's Army-Navy football 
game. "I guess the boys needed some advice from 
me," Lou jokingly told a reporter, according to a story 
in the Dec. 10, 2010, Philadelphia Inquirer detail- 
ing the heroic Korean War events that led to Lou's 
receiving the Medal ot Honor in 1951. [Editor's 
note: Congratulations to Lou, who will be inducted 
into the Andover Athletics Hall of Honor during 
Reunion Weekend in June.] 

An e-mail from Joe Houghteling's widow, Judy, 
noted how happy Joe would have been over Jerry 
Brown's election as governor ot California. Joe, an 
ardent Democrat named for his great-grandfather, 
famed Speaker of the House "Uncle Joe" Cannon, 
served on many state boards. He used to boast that 
he was Pat Brown's youngest appointee and )erry 
Brown's oldest. Bob Coulson sent me a copy of a 
short story, "Down Wind to Havana," he had writ- 
ten about sailing, based on a race to Havana after the 
war, which I found good reading. Bob told me that to 
get a feel ot how others might view his work, he read 
it to his wite, Cynthia. Her comment: "Well, you still 
have to do the dishes." 

At the end ot November 1 caught up by phone 
with Dick Moody and his wite, Barbara, who vol- 
unteered, "He's a great guy," which helps explain why 
they have been together 57 years. With five children. 
1 2 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, they 
have much to be thankful tor. Dick's had his share 
ot health problems, can't play tennis anymore, but 
enjoys reading. Barbara told me Dick graduated 
from Brown in 1 950 without marching in the gradu- 
ation procession, but when one of his daughters, 
Meredith, graduated in 1977, Dick marched with 
her, robes and all! As our call ended, Barbara said, 
"See you at the ~0th!" 

Wendy and Jim Munro are on their 1 1th round- 
the-world cruise with the Saga fleet, this year on the 
Saga Rul'x. Here's a quote from his report on the 
fourth day out ot Southhampton while waiting tor 
the swells to subside or! Portugal at the mouth of 
the Tagus River: "We're wallowing in the slop going 
around in circles - already my first order of cof- 
fee tell oft the table onto the deck." Mar\ and Dick 
Harshman were also on the high seas, having left 
tor a two-month cruise the beginning ot the year. It's 
their 60th anniversary gift to each other. Hope the\ 
are in calmer waters than the Munros. Clirt Wright 

Andover | Spring 201 1 59 

Classmates Hal Mclnnes, left, and 
Jack Horner confab during Reunion 
Weekend 2010. Their class secretary 
Bill Morris quipped, "Old moguls 
never stop looking for a deal." 

sounding a little like Andy Rooney, commented in a 
recent note, "It has certainly become discouraging to 
fly, with all the requirements and waiting and walking 
in airline terminals. Unfortunately, my legs are not in 
very good shape, but at least my head is doing OK. 
I d rather have that end of me in reasonable shape if 
I had a choice." 

Turning to the sad news of those we've lost: 

Harold " Buff" Crossley died May 20, 20 1 0. After 
attending Andover for two years, Harold graduated 
from Cheshire Academy and Harvard, class of 1950. 
Following WWII service in the navy, he served as a 
special agent tor the defense department and worked 
for several insurance companies before moving in 
1 954 to Los Angeles, where he pursued a career in 
publicrelationsbetoreretiringin 1990. 1 le is survived 
by his wife, Lucille, one son, and three daughters. 

Donald Decesare passed away |une 1 6, 20 1 0. He 
graduated from St. [ohn's Prep following two years at 
Andover, and later Tufts University and Massachu- 
setts School of Pharmacy. During WWII he served 
with the 97th Infantry, receiving the Bronze Star and 
Combat Infantry Badge. Don was a career pharma 
cist and a supporter of main activities for the better- 
ment of his community. He is survived by his wife, 
Anne, one daughter, and three sons. 

John Fisher died July 3, 2010. Following gradua- 
tion from Andover and Vale University, John served 
in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific [heater dur- 
ing WWII. He was a retired chemical engineer. John 

is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jamie, and a son. 
William Kelty died of cancer Oct. 1 , 20 1 0. A 1 946 

graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he served in 
Cermany following the end of WWII and saw action 
in Korea. Following military service, Bill joined the 
Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. He worked in sev- 
eral divisions including Winchester Firearms, where 
he was vice president and general manager. Besides 
his wife, Claudia, he is survived by three sons and 
one daughter. 

Gerard Thomas died Nov. 19, 20 1 0. By chance, 
last spring I had a nice conversation with Gerry and 
his wife, Margery, which was reported in my fall 20 1 
class notes. Gerry's obituary in the Nov. 28 New York 
Times indicated he had been much too modest in 
discussing his achievements and contributions. The 
Times story noted, among other accomplishments, 
his successfully arguing before the U.S. Supreme 
Court a case involving a client's privileges, and as 
chairman of the Kalamazoo Board of Education, vot- 
ing the desegregation of the city's schools. In addi- 
tion to his wife, Gerry is survived by one son, two 
daughters, and eight grandchildren. Please see the In 
Memoriam section tor more about Gerard. 

Raymond Vorce died Jan. 5, 2011. Follow- 
ing WWII service in the U.S. Army Air Corps, Ray 
graduated from Notre Dame in 1951. His career 
included a variety of business interests including 
the distribution of construction chemicals tor WR. 
Grace, and also as a licensed captain tor fishing par- 
ties on his 32-foot boat, Rambler. He had a continu- 
ing interest in sports. He loved to fish, hunt, and ski. 
Ray is survived by his former wite, Mariana, five sons, 
five daughters, and 1 1 grandchildren. 



Emily McMurray Mead 
P.O. Box 292 
Etna NH 03750 


Angus Deming 

975 Park Ave., Apt. 2A 

New York NY 10028-0323 


PHILLIPS We'll be well into 20 1 1 by the time this 
appears in print, so it may be beside the point to dwell 
on events that are likely to seem like old news. The 
Christmas blizzard ol 2010, for instance, and winter 
storms that all but paralyzed the Last and Midwest. 
Or the shooting tragedy in Tucson. Or President 
Obama's State of the Union message (when Repub- 
licans and Democrats sat side by side like school 
children on their best behavior). Most dramatic, 
there was the mass uprising in Egypt, with its many 

unpredictable consequences. How best, then — 
given the uncertainties that lie ahead — to welcome 
in the New Year? Stan Dickey, ever the pragmatist, 
offered this bit of wisdom: don't bother staying up 
until midnight. "Missed the ball dropping in Times 
Square," he messaged. "Glad to get into bed." 

No one could accuse our classmates of having 
dropped the ball themselves. Consider Richard 
Abrons — playwright, novelist, financier, philan- 
thropist. Among his various activities, Dick is vice 
chairman ot the Board of Directors of the Henry 
Street Settlement, an agency based on Manhattan's 
Lower East Side that provides a wide range of social 
services and arts programming to thousands of New 
Yorkers. The Settlement was founded in 1893 by 
Lillian Wald, a social work pioneer who befriended 
and helped Dick's grandmother, a widowed mother 
of five. Over the years, the Abrons family has repaid 
that debt by contributing generously to Henry 
Street, helping to create the Settlement's Abrons 
Arts Center. But Henry Street has taken a hard hit 
in these troubled times, and Dick — "Henry Street's 
Godfather," as some call him — has ridden to the 
rescue, making ever more generous contributions. 
"The bond we have with Henry Street goes back to 
the beginning ot our family roots," Dick told the Wall 
Street journal in its laudatory profile last year. "We 
continue to be very involved with the settlement, 
particularly under current circumstances ... . It's part 
of our family tradition." In recognition, Dick was to 
be specially honored, in April, at a Henry Street gala 
at New York's Plaza Hotel. 

I received a nice Christmas card from Pete 
Roome, who wisely spends the winters in West Palm 
Beach, Fla. He suggested that I call Doug Bomeisler, 
a longtime New Yorker, who Pete said is "full of 
news" and "very up." So I did, and Doug did not 
disappoint. First things first, of course, his health: T 
keep active," he said, quite emphatically. "I work out 
seven days a week — I'm afraid to stop!" Doug took a 
1 2-day cruise ship voyage last year to the north cape 
of Norway. The food was excellent and the dance 
band (he's still dancing?) was not L>ad. He also spent 
three or tour days ashore, in Bergen and Oslo. "All in 
all, it's a delightful way to just do nothing," Doug says. 
In 2009 Doug took a Black Sea cruise, since "people 
were beginning to look down on me because 1 hadn't 
been to Bulgaria yet." Well, now he can stand tall. Ever 
the intrepid traveler, Doug is thinking about going to 
the Amazon — well, maybe. "We'll see," he says. 

Also in the mail came a nice letter from Roger 
Strong, saying, "As we enter 20 1 1 my thoughts focus 
on health, happiness, and family:" Hear, hear to that. 
He and his wife, Lee, travel periodically between 
New York City and Scottsdale, Ariz., where they have 
"a warm-weather house," and were planning a trip to 
Scandinavia in late August, on a tour sponsored by 
Harvard. The Strongs have five grandchildren, rang- 
ing from Sarah, age 17, to Kate, 8. They re all active, 
but Kate sounds like a real A third-grader 
at Georgetown L)ay School in Washington, D.C., 
she studies Chinese, plays soccer and baseball, and 
swims in her spare time — of which there does not 
seem to be much. In New York, Roger still works as 

60 Andover | Spring 2011 

an investment adviser, but occasionally sneaks out 
tor lunch with Whit Stevens and Doug Bomeisler. 

Finally, there is Pete Stevens, our class globe- 
trotter suns pareil. Last tall, Pete made a 1 2-day trip 
to Barcelona and Geneva to visit two ot his children 
and their families. In a detailed summary of his trip, 
written tor the benefit ot his family but made avail- 
able to your class secretary, Pete describes concerts, 
gourmet dinners, visits to museums and castles — 
you name it. In Switzerland, Pete made what sounds 
like a rather challenging trip in the mountains. This 
involved a series of train rides "up and up and up" (as 
he put it) to Kleine Scheidegg, a tiny village just below 
three of Switzerland's highest mountains — Eiger, 
Monch, and Jungfrau. Pete had been there before, in 
1 949, during a Yale Glee Glub concert tour. This was 
his first trip back. Cog railways and even an elevator 
now take you to "a wonderland" of glaciers, brilliant 
up-close views ot the three peaks, a restaurant, and 
gift shop. But despite all such modern amenities, it's 
still a tough climb. "At 1 2,000 feet we could feel it in 
our lungs," Pete writes. "Hard to breathe." 

Peter is nearing his second anniversary in Land- 
mark Ocean View, his assisted living facility in Bev- 
erly, Mass. He likes it because he is "intensely family 
oriented" and can easily see two nearby families. His 
daughter Kate, her husband, and their daughter Kyle 
live 10 minutes away, while his son Bill is 35 minutes 
away. Pete has begun work on an art project — mak- 
ing collages using shells, stones, driftwood, and bits 
ot rope. But sooner or later the far horizons beckon 
again. "Not surprising!)', given my many travels," he 
says, "my triends here frequently ask me where I am 
going next." Wherever it ma)' be, Pete, we of '44 wish 
you voyage. 


William H. Morris 
Cedar Heights Orchard 
8 Crosby Lane 
Rhinebeck NY 12572 
845-876-323 1 

PHILLIPS For years, wife Arvia and I come to NYC 
to avoid winter's housebounding snow on the farm. 
Well, it didn't work out that way this year. Christmas 
weekend our twin grandchildren and their parents 
were expected, but it turned out it took them 10 
hours on 1-95 to reach Manhattan and another hour 
to navigate the unplowed streets to reach our apart- 
ment. We had a grand time for two days until they 
went off to Vermont to ski. They wouldn't settle for 
Central Park! 

This year began with a flood of very sad news. 
John Koch's wife, Barbara, died at home a couple 
days after Christmas. I had a long phone visit with 
John, especially about Barbara and her career as a 
poet. Their Christmas greeting included her last 
poem, "Space Syllabus 2010." I won't attempt to 
paraphrase, but will send you a copy if you write. It's a 
lovely piece of work. Ted Kingery's wife, Anne, died 
following a prolonged illness. We were on the phone 

for some time, and Ted said he was making plans 
to move from their home, but otherwise, like |ohn, 
he is courageously coping with this loss. Adding to 
this news, Art Moher called to say that Chet Homer 
passed away in mid-January Chet had health prob- 
lems tor the last couple of years, but when we gath- 
ered tor the 65th Reunion. Chet and wife Carolyn 
were with us. He was in high humor and as feisty as I 
remember him from school days and prior reunions. 
Chet and Hunt Moran were my first class heroes. 
They left school upper year, joined the paratroopers, 
and saw action in Europe. They were the best, and I 
will always miss them. 

In my reunion class notes I said that I could not 
remember who shared digs in Pemberton Cottage 
with Andy Kaiser. Chips Lazo called and let me 
know it was him. I had a very happy exchange with 
the still irrepressible Chips. He and wife Sarah have 
six children and 16 grandchildren. That's a handful, 
so I don't believe he has slowed down as much as he 
has suggested. While on the subject of family size, 
Mary and Brot Bishop's Christmas greeting was a 
photo of a family gathering. By my count, there were 
26 gathered in front of the Christmas tree. Brot and 
I compared notes by phone. (He was at the office 
counting the sheep. Lest you forget, Pendleton 
Woolen Mills is his business, and strict inventory 
control is part of the firm's success. I'm just kidding, 
Brot.) In the photo and by voice it's clear that his 
strict training program is doing its job tor him. 

Linda and Jack Horner sent greetings this year 
via a photo ot them standing in casual farmer dress 
alongside what I would guess was a mid- 1 930s trac- 
tor. I don t believe either of them use it other than as 
a prop. It s on his daughter s farm in Texas. Between 
them they also have a houseful ot children and grand- 
children, including Jack's third great-grandchild! 

John Ryan and I have often said we should get 
together in NYC. He and Jacqueline keep a New York 
apartment tor stopovers between flights to and from 
France, Switzerland, the Hamptons, and West Palm 
Beach — all this travel to keep in touch with family. 
Between them they have nine children. I don't know 
their grandchild count, but it seems reasonable that 
their family count puts them right up there with the 
Bishops, Homers, and Lazos. Johns entrepreneurial 
career is the stuff of a le Carre or Ludlum thriller. 
John's bio in our 50th Reunion panoply outlines the 
story. I had a wonderful time with another of our 
"great guys." 

Bruce Gelb has been a dedicated supporter of 
charitable programs in the city, but until last year had 
never been involved in a homeless soup kitchen. I've 
helped out at the St. James Church Tuesday lunch 
program for some time. Last year Bruce checked 
us out, then came back this year. I'm sort ot a floater 
doing whatever chores look needed but aren't being 
attended to. While the doors open at noon and grace 
is said before food is served, there are always strag- 
glers who come along after grace has been said. Bruce 
picked up on this and, acting as host to the stragglers, 
led them in a private grace before they were seated 
in the dining room. After cleaning up we have lunch 
at a little restaurant on our way home and agree to 

disagree in most political and economic issues 
except social welfare. What a guy! 

John Thorndikes seasons greeting came in the 
torm of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2010 
opening night announcement and the celebration of 
John's 50 years as a BSO trustee and as a life trustee. A 
photo with the announcement shows John, his son, 
and granddaughter on the stage of Symphony Hall. 

I tried to get ahold ot Ed Mead at home but, like 
Brot, he returned the call from his office. (Maybe he 
checks the inventory of newsprint? Some guys just 
can't leave the family business alone.) Anyway, we 
lamented being well into our ninth decade. On the 
other hand, we agreed also that "well is the operative 
word and we should be damn glad for it. Ed's upset 
that Pennsylvania won't renew your driver's license 
it you take one ot the blood thinners some people ot 
our age must take. Both Ed and I take the stuff, but 
Pennsylvania won't renew his license, while New- 
York has no such prohibition. I suggested to Ed that 
he move to a "don't ask, don't tell" state! 

Dick Leavitt always writes an annual report that 
ends with a quote from an English lady who spent 1 2 
years in Tibetan Buddhist meditation in the Western 
Himalayas. When asked "What did you gain?" she 
answered, "It's not what you gain, it's what you lose. 

I regret to add two more deaths: Wallace Bolton 
and Tom Vought. I have no details. 

Love you all. 


June 10-12, 201 1 

Dorothy King Garner 
785 West 9th St. 
Claremont CA 9171 1-3744 

ABBOT Three classmates wrote me this time; 
two wrote twice. Genevieve "G.B. Wright James 
says, "Hope you hear from some other girls. I am 
looking forward to reading about them." Lets get 
writing! She sings in church. She and husband Harrv 
go to a Silver Sneakers exercise class several times a 
week. They lost their oldest daughter in 2005 but are 
enjoying their other two children, tour grandchil- 
dren, and five great-grandchildren. 

Frances Gorham Patton. the youngest ot five 
siblings, reminisces about the wild strawberries in 
Augusta, Maine, in the summer and the happy time 
with her 7-year-old grandson at Christmas. 

Noma Clayton Flint, your secretary's roommate 
at Abbot, wrote twice. Her husband. Wes, got the 
super bug MRSA infection in his artificial hip. As a 
result, the permanent replacement was denied him. 
Nomie is playing nurse and doing a great job. She 
found out that your secretary was renting rooms to 
graduate students in her home, so she asked all kinds 
ot questions. The first suggestion was to make her 
home tenant friendly then fix any problems later. 
As to privacy matters, she was told that she might 

Andovtr | Spring 20 1 1 61 

try putting an outside door on the room in question 
and advertise excellent cafeteria food at school and 
nearby take-out places, even going so far as to give 
free food coupons once a month if they kept their 
room clean. One could hear her laughing all the way 
from Canada. Please write. In these times, we need 
some comic relief. 

Reminders: ( 1 ) Reunion Weekend is June 
10-12, 2011 — you all come! (2) Reconnect with 
classmates via BlueLink. (3) Update your contact 
information through the alumni office — so you'll 
continue to receive this magazine, and I'll be able to 
reach you. 

% 1946 

June 10-12, 201 1 

Richard R. Hudner 
24 Merrill Sfreet 
Newburyporf MA 01 950 

PHILLIPS Fred Thomas writes from Berkeley, 
Calif, that he and his wife, Xandra, live near their 
two sons, Andrew 79 and Geoffrey '81, who have 
burgeoning families. His kid's activities have become 
increasingly important. Then there is his German 
shepherd mix, with whom Fred takes long walks on 
the many "ofTleash" trails in the Bay Area. In short, he 
advises classmates to make every effort to stay close 
to their children, get a dog, and even if one has an 
artificial knee, never stop walking. 

Hal Upjohn in Burlingame, Calif, says his 
Andover contacts gradually faded after Yale, Har- 
vard Medical School, Walter Reed Army Hospital 
and the MIT Sloan program for senior executives, 
and hes pleased to hear about Andover and friends 
from the past. He's proud, he says, to have been "a 
family-oriented conservative who was, and remains, 
an innovative risk taker." He's involved with the 
Hoover Institute think tank, the Heritage Founda- 
tion, and several discussion groups in Northern 
California. He provides advice to a start-up pharma- 
ceutical company. Hes focused on living a healthy 
life until he's 1 20. 

Bill Christisons wife, Kathy, wrote from Saute 
Fe, N.M., to report Bill's death on June 30, 2010. 
She said he loved his time at Andover. Both Bill and 
Kathy worked at the CIA. He was an apolitical ana- 
lyst and expert on the Soviet Union and, later, on 
Southeastern Asia. He spent 1969-71 in Vietnam 
and retired in 1979. He spent the next years most 
notably speaking and writing books on U.S. foreign 
policy. Most recently, Bill and his wife coauthored 
a book on Palestine, Palatine in Pieces: Graphic Per- 
spectives on the Israeli Occupation, published by Pluto 
Press in 2009. 

It so happened that Jack Lynch and his wife, Sue, 
rented a house in Santa Fe for a Christmastime gath 
ering of his spread out family. Frank Jones and his 

lady friend joined them. Jack called Kathy to convey 
condolences from our PA class. 

Dick Kimball writes that he enjoys living in 
Sheffield, a small farming community in Western 
Massachusetts. He reports that in May he will leave 
hospital boards that he has been serving on for some 
years and retire from others as their terms expire. He 
has been working seriously on his painting. He has 
a website, Dick 
also wrote that he had seen an obit for Gil Collier, 
who died Dec. 27, 20 1 0. It referred to him as a com- 
poser, pianist, conductor, and teacher without saying 
where, but Dick believes he was based around Mon- 
mouth, N.J. 

ClifFCrosby, who has been doing a great job orga- 
nizing and promoting our upcoming 65th Reunion, 
drove to Bedford, Mass., and took Skip Paradise out 
to lunch. Skip commented that that might have been 
the extent of his 65th Reunion. 

Dick Phelps says he has seen an old photo of two 
football players at the Fay School before they came 
to Andover: Harry Gruner and Duer McLanahan, 
two tough guys. 

Kim Whitney died on Nov. 8, 2010, in Florida. 
There are many fond memories of Kim singing 
and playing golf. We are also sorry to report the 
death of Rev. Charles Perry on Oct. 24, 2010, of 
a heart attack. 


Mary Lou Miller Hart 
47 Harborview Road 
Lewes DE 19958 

ABBOT It's February. What a wild winter! Need I 
say more? 

Lois Derby Taylor writes, "The children have 
helped to make my Christmas beautiful, and all 
my grandchildren were present on Cape Cod for a 


Joyce Huntington Knights wrote before the 
holidays, "Isn't it great that we have a celebration of 
love that inspires us to write to those whose lives 
have been of importance and, better yet, have fond 
meaning for us. How many years have passed since 
our Abbot days? And yet, those of us left to reminisce 
with are sooo special. [Husband Cal and my] lives 
have not changed a great deal (praise the Lord), but 
we do have a new baby. Boomer is now 4 months 
old — a German short haired pointer and the apple 
ofCal's eye! Another dog, but I must admit I do love 
him. Our oldest grandson has become engaged to 
a delightful gal from Brazil. The world becomes 
smaller! Most of the family will be with us C Christmas 
day, though our eldest will be in Utah at their new 
beautiful home in Eden. Trie sking will be fantastic, 
1 hear.' 

Diane Gould Berkeley wrote, "Last January 
[2010] 1 moved to Raleigh, N.C., to be near my 
daughter. I live with my two greyhounds!" 

From Pat JafFer Russell: "Not much news. We're 
doing fine!" 

I had a chance to talk with Mackie Hall Kernan. 

She and husband Les are doing well. They had great 
fun celebrating their granddaughter's wedding. 

Jane Lewis Gleason spent the summer at her 
usual place on Kezar Lake, Maine. She wrote, "It has 
been a great summer — very little rain and warm 
summer days. I have a pontoon boat, and we have 
alot of fun on it — nice way to entertain." While there, 
her oldest daughter, Beth, from Austin, Texas, was a 
guest speaker at a little church in Lovell, Maine. She 
is in seminary in Austin, a late calling. Other than an 
arthritic knee Jane is fine. 

In October, Ken and Dolly Sharp Fiske cel- 
ebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. Dolly con- 
tinues on the board of the county Audubon society, 
which she founded as the McHenry County Bird 
Club in 1961. Since the club (now a chapter of the 
Illinois Audubon Society) will be celebrating its 50th 
year, she will be busy pulling together its history as 
the club prepares to host the state's society's annual 
meeting next spring. She will also be gathering the 
history of the Woodstock Fine Arts Association, 
which was organized in 1961 as the support group 
of the Woodstock Opera House. They're making 
a DVD about the WFAA and the Creative Living 
Series, which has presented six morning programs 
each year since 1964 on an amazing variety of sub- 
jects with guests such as Beverly Sills, Maya Aigelou, 
Colin Cowie, and Martha Stewart. Dolly continues 
to enjoy her book club, Chicago's wonderful Lyric 
Opera, and monthly meetings of Musicians Club of 
Women. Their two great-grandchildren, 2.5 and 4, 
are their delight. Ken and Dolly say they are slowing 
down, but enjoying life as much as ever. 

Jim and Beverly DeCesare Nassar are doing well, 
as are lack and Ginnie Eason Weinmann. 

Unfortunately, I must report the death of another 
classmate. Barbara Goddard Theg Dickey, known 
to all of us as Bunty, died Nov. 25, 2010. She was 
the widow of the celebrated outdoor writer Char- 
ley Dickey and a resident of Westminster Oaks in 
Tallahassee, Fla., for the past five years. Raised in 
the Boston area, Bunty attended Wellesley College, 
where she received a BA degree in political science. 
She settled with her first husband, Peter Theg, in 
Connecticut, where she enjoyed a successful career 
in real estate while raising her three children. Five 
years after Pete's untimely death, she married Char- 
ley Dickey and moved with him to Tallahassee in 
1972. She supported Charley's writing career with 
her own photography and editing and as the subject 
of Charley's many columns in the Tallahassee Demo- 
crat. Bunty and Charley loved I heir dogs, dancing, 
and traveling, visiting Mexico, China, Africa, Russia, 
and much of Furope. She is survived by her three 
children, Kate Theg of Durham, N.C., Steve Theg of 
Davis, Calif, and Ellen Theg of Hastings-on-Hud- 
son, N.Y.; six beloved grandsons; and many friends in 
T allahassee and across the country. On behalf ot her 
classmates, I extend condolences to her family. 

62 Andover | Spring 20 1 1 


Steve Goodhue 
237 Mt. Holly Road 
Katonah NY 10536 

PHILLIPS Sad news came from Andover with the 
announcements ot the deaths ot three classmates. 
First of all, Robert N. Dearborn died on Nov. 6 after 
battling Alzheimers disease. Bob was a graduate ot 
Harvard and the Business School. At Andover, he 
was a member ot Philo, as well as the choir and glee 
club. On Dec. 1 2 Robert C. Mason passed away in 
Providence, R.I., at Hallworth House, a skilled nurs- 
ing facility. Bob graduated trom Yale and the Har- 
vard Business School. After three years in the navy, 
Bob worked tor the rest ot his career in banking in 
Providence. While at PA he was on the JV hockey 
team and the stage crew ot the many shows that 
we all so enjoyed, especially during the long winter 
months. As I write this, I just received a note that 
Roger Milkman died on Jan. 5 after suffering from 
a stroke and complications ot Alzheimers. Mike 
graduated trom Harvard in 1951 and also received 
a PhD degree trom Harvard in 1 956. He held pro- 
fessorships at Michigan, Syracuse, and Iowa, where 
he served as professor ot biology trom 1 968 to 200 1 . 
He was an eminent and highly regarded geneticist. 
While at Andover, Roger was on the editorial board 
of the Philhpian. He also wrestled, was in the band, 
Dramatic Club, and Philo, as well as the Science and 
Rifle Club. Please see the In Memoriam section tor 
more about Roger. 

On a happier note, 1 got a phone call from Artie 
Moher '45 asking if 1 could check on Bill Wood, 
since Artie hadn't been able to reach Bill over Christ- 
mastime. I spoke to Bill, who had gone north for the 
holidays. He was his chipper self, and I told him to 
call Artie. Not having heard anything, 1 am assuming 
that they connected in Florida. 

As I wrote last issue, Fred Fortmiller is on the 
Harvard Business School alumni board. He men- 
tions how interesting it is to be involved with the 
appointment ot a new dean, the challenges presented 
by attitudes toward business, the reputation of HBS's 
executive leaders, and the need for competent lead- 
ers going forward. 

1 had two great letters trom Dave Adams, who 
with his wife, Cindy, visited their son Michael, who 
lives in England. They then stayed with the French 
in-laws in Troves, France. As an aside, Dave com- 
mented how cheap living in Europe can be when 
mooching oft relatives. As you remember, Dave's ser- 
vice after Princeton in the CIA involved "Operation 
Ajax," which was the overthrow ot the Iranian gov- 
ernment in 1953. There was some talk that a movie 
was going to be made of the coup, but the deal tell 
through. Apparently, no one in the industry was will- 
ing to take the risk, since according to its detractors, 
the coup was just one more example of American 
imperialistic ambitions and interference in other 
nations affairs, so wrote Dave. He went on to say, 

"Looking back, I am not to say that our detractors are 
entirely wrong — though I don't think 1 could admit 
that to Tony Schulte." 

I noticed in the last magazine that Bob Hatch '44, 
our proctor in Rockwell Hall, has recently died. He 
was a great inspiration to us lowly juniors. 

Mike Suisman wrote that we should all start 
planning for our 65th Reunion in June 2012. He 
has suggested that a small committee be formed ot 
4-7 classmates who in turn would call 5-8 other 
classmates to serve on a Reunion Committee. We 
can then send out a list of the R.C to every classmate 
asking them to block out June 20 1 2. A great idea. On 
a personal note, I have run into a medical bump in 
the road, which could force me to turn over the next 
edition ot class notes to Bob Lasley and Mike Suis- 
man. However, with Dave Nathan acting as overseer, 
mentor, and adviser to my doctors, I am planning to 
be back at my writing chores on schedule. 


Robert Segal 

1 18 Sutton Hill Road 

North Andover MA 01845 


PHILLIPS The best news is that Sandy Saunders 
is warming up tor our 65th Reunion in 2013. Also, 
Sandy, Roger McLean, and Allen West have blocked 
out three days in mid-September 201 1 tor a mini- 
reunion in Salem, Mass. Easily accessible with an 
interesting and fun program in the making, the occa- 
sion should be the equal of our Kennebunk reunion. 
A special guided tour ot the Essex Peabody Museum 
and final dinner at the Eastern Yacht Club in Marble- 
head are highlights. Save the time in September. Spe- 
cific details will likely have reached you by separate 
mail before this edition ot Andover magazine. 

The October meeting of the Boston Croup 
included a short tour of the newly refurbished 
Addison Callery together with remarks by Brian 
Allen, director ot the Addison, on the physical addi- 
tions and improvements that had been made. The 
new storage space for the vast gallery collection 
and new teaching space that allows integration ot 
the Addison's holdings and instruction were high- 
lighted. The roll out of a storage wall in the inner 
sanctum of Window Homer s sketches and water- 
colors combined with a short lecture by Mr. Allen 
sealed the point. The support of Sid Knafel was a 
linchpin in the huge undertaking, and we viewed 
the stunning classroom named tor him. Lunch fol- 
lowed at Paresky Commons highlighted by Barbara 
Chase speaking about the ever unfolding vision of 
Andover, the successes of the Academy, and the 
appreciation of the school for the strong support 
of its alumni. Light rain fell on the campus this day 
Fall color was in its full glory. The student body 
walked with purpose, and they smiled as they 
walked. Even the endowment fund was reported to 
be on the way to recovery. 

Those noted in attendance: Carol and Phil 
Aronson.John Bloom, Patricia and Bob Brace, Man 
and Bill Engstrom, Betty and Norm Henderson, 
Janice and Roger Hunt, Nancy and Mike Hurwitz, 
Andy Lorant, Latie and Roger McLean, Lila and Bob 
Mehlman, Maralyn and Bob Segal, Jim Stockwell, 
Edie and Dan Tucker, Brad Wellman, Allen West 
Dick White, and Sue and Bob Whitney. 

Following the October meeting of the Boston 
Group at Andover, Jim Stockwell supplied the fol- 
lowing notes about his lite: "I had great fun getting 
reacquainted with 15 classmates at Andover on 
Oct. 2". Five ot us played on the varsity soccer team. 
My 40-year professional career was about equally 
divided between entrepreneurship in the computer 
field and executive search. I was also a director of the 
Cambridge Trust for 41 years until mandatory retire- 
ment at age 75. Unfortunately, my wife of 52 years 
died in 2004, but we are lucky to have five children 
and five grandchildren with residences as far east as 
Sweden and as tar west as Washington and Oregon. 
Retirement is not quite the operative word for me, as 
I travel frequently to visit family, serve as president 
ot the Carleton-Willard Village Residents' Associa- 
tion, editor ot their quarterly literary publication, and 
leader ot a residents' nature group. I volunteer once 
a week at American Medical Resources Foundation, 
where we repair medical equipment and sort excess 
supplies donated to us by local hospitals tor shipment 
to third-world countries. I am also active with the 
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, where 
board appointed projects have plunged me into ver- 
nal pools to gather data and taken me to a wind tower 
facility to study alternative energy sources. 1 trv and 
take a two-mile walk each day. and as long as my pace- 
maker keeps humming, I hope to stay active tor the 
foreseeable future." 

Allen West told us that his book ot poems, Beirut 
Again, was published in November 2010. The book 
launch was held Dec. 12 in Lexington, and it w ould 
give him great pleasure to see you at an upcoming 
reading. If you are out ot range ot his readings and 
would like a copy ot the book, you can order it from 
him. The cost, including shipping, is S 1 8. .Mien West. 
1010 Waltham St., Apt E322, Lexington MA 0242 1 . 

Maralyn and I attended the December reading and 
reception. Latie and Roger McLean joined a standing- 
room-only group. The poems .-Mien read were pro- 
vocative, insightful, and moving. 

Dan Garland reports that he chatted with Al Bress 
recently. They had been schoolmates at the Naval 
Academy together. Al has been dealing with prostate 
issues lately, but is optimistic. Dan says that his vital 
signs are "on spec," and all systems are on go. 

We had word from the school that Joseph F. 
Keener Jr., 80, died Oct. 28, 20 1 0, at Lankenau Medi- 
cal Center. He graduated trom Dartmouth, served 
in the army, and graduated trom Pennsylvania 1 am 
School. Joe was a public defender before becoming 
general counsel of the Southeastern Pennsylvania 
Transportation Authority (SEPTA), where he served 
for 18 years. Afterward he continued in private prac- 
tice well into his ~0s. Always physically active. Joe 
coached youth soccer and competed in a senior tennis 

Andover | Spring 2011 63 

circuit with his son. One of the regrets in It is athletic 
life was never being able to beat Mac Dunlap.Joe is 
survived by three sons, a sister, three grandsons, and 
his former wife, Please see the In Memoriam section 
tor more about |oe. 

Sadly, too, we learned that Joseph A. Bulger Jr. 
passed away in November 2009 in Miramar, Fla. Fol- 
lowing one year at Andover, Joe entered West Point 
and began a 45-year career as a tighter pilot, flight 
test engineer, and strategic systems analyst, then fin- 
ished his life in the sky with Boeing. Joe and his wife, 
Betty, resided in Seattle with their three sons and 
two daughters. Son Christopher, deceased, was also 
a pilot and marked the third generation of Bulger 
aviators. Joe was laid to rest at West Point with full 
military honors. 

[Editor's note: The Academy has learned that 
William H. Page II died on Jan. 25, 201 1. Please see 
the In Memoriam section for his obit.] 



Deborah Williams Troemner 

Lumberton Leas 

1 1 6 Woodside Drive 

Lumberton NJ 08048-5276 




James P. McLane 
28 County St. 
Ipswich MA 01938 


Nora Johnson 

1619 Third Ave., Apt. 15G 
New York NY 10128 
noraj3 1 

ABBOT From Pat Burke Wright: Though the 
( Juncse call 201 the Year of the Tiger, tor me it was 
the Year of the Move. After 55 years at 214 Court 
Street in Keene, N.H., I am now living at RiverMead, 
a retirement community in Peterborough, N.H. 

I rom the day in earl) March 2010 when I was 
informed of availability until occupancy at the end 
of September, it was a totally consuming endeavor. 
Paper, paint, carpet, curtains, closet design, adding 
bookshelves in the living room, and building a stu- 
dio in the basement were among the many projects. 
Then, what to bring from keene, and what to do 
with the rest? And how to sell the house in a totally 
flat market? 

"Fortunately, all but the sale of the house ... have 

been resolved to great satisfaction, and I am bask- 
ing in the joys of carefree living. Lite's biggest chal- 
lenges now revolve around what to wear to dinner 
and remembering that the cleaning ladies come on 
Wednesdays. The rood is delicious, the caliber of 
the residents quite humbling, the recreation options 
endless, and my cottage, a delight, allows me to be as 
independent as I wish. 

"I continue to keep the house in Maine, where 
I will again spend the summer months. Long 
walks with my cairn terrier, Raffi, keep me from 
being sedentary. And we both look forward 
to visits from friends and family. Our new address is 
17 Rivermead Road, Peterborough NH 03458. 
Tel: 603-924-0495." 

And from Cindy Atwood Couch: "I have a new 
address: 1 6 Greenwich Circle, Simsbury CT 06070. 
Unfortunately, in February 2009 my husband, Bud, 
died of multiple myeloma, cancer of the bone mar- 
row. We would have been married 55 years in May. I 
am very lucky to have two of my three children living 
nearby — they have been great! My eldest, Cathryn, 
is in Sebastopol, Calif, and runs a business tor teen- 
agers who volunteer to cook for people who have 
cancer. She has recently published a cookbook! I 
have six grandchildren — five will be in college next 
year. My best to all." 

Yes, it is lucky for Cindy and anyone whose chil- 
dren live nearby. 1 have missed a lot of the growing 
up of my nine grands. But the silver lining is that, 
now being teenagers, they are beginning to turn up 
on their own. New York is enough of a temptation to 
bring them where Grandma just happens to be. If 1 
lived elsewhere, I might never see them. 

I was visited last week by two beguiling 16-year- 
old non identical twin girls from LA, the children of 
my oldest daughter, Marion. They stayed with a girl- 
friend, but they came to dinner twice bearing roses 
and cookies. They were pretty in different ways, and 
one looks so much like her mother that it was a little 
frightening. She said to me as she came in, You look 
|ust like my mom!" So there we were, three genera- 
tions in a tangle of resemblance. On the wall was a 
portrait of my mother, their great-grandmother, who 
had the same look. 

They spoke with Valley Girl inflections and, due 
to intelligent and sensible parents, have avoided hav- 
ing their heads turned by the worst elements of the 
Hollywood life that surrounds them. They seemed 
oddly dressed, but for all I know they are fashionistas. 
1 wouldn't say they have a secret language, but their 
talk harmonizes like piano and violin. One is inter- 
ested in math and science, in which she excels; the 
other is undecided, but leaning in that direction, too. 
This is very good news in a family whose interests 
usually go toward the (not very lucrative) arts. 

I would love to hear from everyone with a com- 
puter — and everybody without one, too! Abbot is 
still vivid to me, and it would be a pleasure to hear 
more about the lives of my classmates. 

[Editor's note I he family of Jane Russell 
Stoneman informed us that fane died on Jan. $1. 
Please see the In Memoriam section for an obit writ- 
ten by her daughter, Victoria Stoneman '84.] 


Eric B. Wentworth 

2126 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Apt. 32 
Washington DC 20008 

PHILLIPS Peter Sourian accepted an invitation 
to visit Armenia in early December, where he was 
honored as a distinguished Armenian American 
writer. His journey was a combined book tour (for 
a new book) and lecture tour. The trip was orga- 
nized by the Writers Union of Armenia, assisted by 
the Armenian government, as part of its "Literary 
Bridges program to promote cultural exchanges 
and enrichment by linking Armenians living in 
other countries and writing in other languages with 
readers in Armenia itself. 

Peter, whose published works have included 
three novels (Mm, Die Best and Worst of Times, and 
The Gate), plus a book of essays and criticism (,4f the 
French Embassy m Sofia) and numerous short stories 
that appeared in Playboy, Saturday Evening Post, and 
other publications, recently retired after 45 years on 
the faculty at Bard College. 

His first novel, Miri, was translated from English 
into German and Swedish. His new book, Supper 
Among Strangers, is his first to be translated into 
Armenian, which will enable more readers in Arme- 
nia to enjoy and appreciate his writing. It's an anthol- 
ogy comprising seven short stories and an essay. 

Peters itinerary was crammed with activities, 
according to a lengthy article in the U.S.-based 
Armenian Mirror-Spectator, which included several 
photos. He had numerous meetings with Armenian 
students, writers, and prominent public and church 
officials, participated in a press conference introduc- 
ing his new book, lectured to large and small cam- 
pus audiences on the importance of literature, laid 
flowers at a monument to victims of a 1988 earth- 
quake and at the tomb ofSt. Mashtots (credited u ith 
inventing the Armenian alphabet), visited a school, 
a medieval church, a 1 9th-century cathedral, and an 
excavation of an ancient city, and he admired some 
dramatic landscapes The itinerary included stops in 
both Armenia and neighboring Nagorno-Karabakh 
(Artsakh), a breakaway Armenian republic inside 

Gil Murray, another creative classmate, moved 
some years ago to Gainesville, Fla., home of the 
University of Florida, where he participates in the 
Writers Alliance of Gainesville and continues to 
write poetry. Gil reported that one of his poems 
was recently accepted by Bacopa, an annual literal \ 
review. "Beyond my writing," he added, "I am work- 
ing on collages and assemblages toward showing 
again in 2013." Gil described Gainesville as "70,000 
students with a million ideas, surrounded hv vast 
prairies with wild horses, mineral springs, alligators, 
and exotic birds. The place spouts music and art. It's 
c !ambridge-y." 

Chris Weathcrley-White was s< heduled in mid- 
winter tor another Operation Smile mission, tins 

64 Andover | Spring 2011 

time to Assam in northeast India, where he and his 
surgical team hoped to correct the cleft lips or palates 
or up to 500 needy Assamese children. Last summer, 
Operation Smile sent Chris and his colleagues on 
a treatment and training mission to Siberia, where 
he found the city of Ulan-Ude to be "quite prosper- 
ous with an interesting mixture of architecture — 
wonderful old wooden structures, pre-revolution 
'classic' Soviet monoliths and a tew whizzy modern 
buildings. The population was about "5 percent 
Mongolian type, and 25 percent Slavic. Very warm 
and cheerful, as is most of Siberia. And Lake Baikal 
was pretty amazing.' 

John Havelock was among 40 "Heroes of Con- 
stitutional Rights" in Alaska to be honored by the 
American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska during 
a January gala dinner in Anchorage. John served as 
the state's attorney general from 1970 to 1973 and 
has been a respected figure in Alaskan public affairs 
tor decades. He writes occasional columns tor the 
Anchorage Dmlv News. 

You may recall reading in these notes seven 
years ago that Dick Suisman was a cotounder and 
the board chair of a new citizens' group called Our 
Nation's Capital, which seeks a fiscal fair shake for the 
District of Columbia. I'm happy to report that Dicks 
organization is alive and well, that Dick still chairs 
it, and that he has recruited our classmate George 
Beatty (a longtime DC resident) to join its board 
and contribute his expertise on taxation matters to 
help develop proposals tor the District to recoup 
some or all of the tax revenue that's been kept out ot 
its reach. As things stand, the District government is 
barred by Congress from taxing the income of non- 
residents that they earn in DC (costing the District 
well over S 1 billion per year in tax revenue). The Dis- 
trict is likewise barred from collecting property taxes 
on all federal real estate within its boundaries as well 
as on the real estate of tax-exempt organizations. 

Skip Schaum, whose Newport Global Project 
Management Group, Ltd., has been playing a central 
role in construction of the Basra Sports City Project 
in Iraq, reported in October that he had been picked 
to become a member of the U.S. Trade Delegation to 
Iraq and ot the U.S.-Iraqi Business Dialogue Group, 
which seeks to increase trade between the United 
States and Iraq. "I have just returned from the trade 
mission," Skip added, "in which 21 U.S. compa- 
nies were involved. We lived in the U.S. Embassy in 
Baghdad, and more than 200 Iraqi companies came 
tor meetings." 

On the home front, meanwhile, Skip was devel- 
oping plans tor a class minireunion in Newport, R.I. 
in summer 2012. Tony Herrey, who has agreed to 
chair our 65th Reunion in 2015, will be working 
with Skip on the Newport "mini." 

David Seifer wrote in January that he was finally 
back on the tennis courts after recovered from a torn 
quad tendon.*! was in a brace for 4 months, unable to 
do anything physical until the tendon healed," David 
reported. "After considerable rehab (physical, not 
mental as my tennis partners continue to suggest), I 
got back on the courts in mid-October and discov- 
ered what atrophy can do to an old, round body. I am 

back playing and hope to make the National Hard- 
courts in May. Penny 's greyhounds don't think much 
of my footwork." (Dave and wife Penny adopted a 
pair of "rescue" greyhounds, Zephyr and Zenith, who 
had raced on a track in Tijuana. ) 

On a sad note, I'm sorry to report that we have 
lost another classmate. Edwin S. Weaver, a retired 
Mount Holyoke College chemistry professor and an 
accomplished pianist and choral singer, died Dec. 12 
in Holyoke, Mass. The class extends condolences to 
his family 

June 10-12, 201 1 

Connie Hall DeNault 
37 Green St. 
Marblehead MA 01 945 

ABBOT As I write this amid the snow tailing (on 
Jan. 8), my thoughts are of June 10-12, our class's 
60th Reunion, and seeing many of you at that time. 
Save the dates, and please come! Best to all. 

% 1951 

June 10-12, 201 1 

George S.K. Rider 
22 Curiosity Lane 
Essex CT 06426 

PHILLIPS Our 60th Reunion promises to be mem- 
orable. So far, 6~ ot us intend to return. You will have 
received a detailed list of events and other informa- 
tion by the time you read this. There's still time to 
sign on. It will be the most interesting yet, as class- 
mates share the interests that have engaged them 
since the 50th. 

Steve Yamamoto writes about our 55th Yale 
reunion and the sense ot liberation he feels on 
returning to his "second home." He enjoyed Andover 
classmates and the company and kindness ot triends 
during his visit, despite painful back problems. Steve 
noticed that the stress ot the times on his triends was 
apparent. He is still working for Riken research labs. 

He tutors his oldest grandson, Yaturo. 8, in English 
once a week. English is a requirement in school. Wife 
Reiko still plays tennis and is one of several students 
in a tai chi class that Steve teaches. He also takes flute 
lessons. Keiko teaches English to Yuesi, the second 
grandson, a first-grader. Mutsumi, the youngest 
grandchild, is an active girl and keeps them both 
busy. Son Yuji is a full professor at Tokyo Univer- 
sity of Agriculture, where he teaches and carries out 
research in biochemistry. Daughter Etsuko is busy as 
a financial analyst in the finance section of Adidas. 
Steve is tearful that |apan has become more isolj 
tionist, with fewer young people looking beyond 
Japan tor educational opportunities. 

Our ranks continue to diminish. I'm sad to 
report the passing ot Peter R. Smith and Hugh C. 
Friedmann. John Scheiwe wrote "Encomium for 
Hugh Friedmann," which tells the story of their life- 
long friendship. They were both born in New York 
City and shared the same birthday, Hugh tour hours 
older than John. Both remained solitary children. 
The) 1 lived a halt mile apart in two contiguous New- 
Jersey counties and met at the age ot 10 on a train 
trip to a summer camp in the Poconos. They became 
best friends and learned of Andover at the camp. 
They remained best triends, although their paths 
after graduation led them in different directions and 
to different locations. 

As John writes so movingly, "My best friend 
passed on Jan. 9, 20 1 1 , and I would like to share with 
those he left behind my belief that he was a caring 
and giving individual who best represented what 
each ot us might hope tor in a best triend. Because 
Hugh so much admired Tolkien's trilogy, I chose, to 
view his death as the metaphorical gift' ascribed to 
men by Tolkten as he described the lives and ends 
of his elves and men. For Hugh's lite, he best sum- 
marized it 10 years ago when he wrote: I take great 
satisfaction that 1 basically accomplished what I set 
out to do — simply stated: live a decent life and raise 
a decent family.' As our geometry teachers taught us 
years ago, QTd.D." 

The tall Alumni Council meeting kicked off 
Thursday, Nov. 1 1, with PA '88 s Commander Rob 
Patrick's keynote address at the Veterans' Day din- 
ner celebrating Andover's service members. (See 16999451 ). Great talk!! 

Friday morning I joined the first meeting ot an 
affinity group |ust formed to connect Andover vet- 
erans and to help them share common and differ- 
ent experiences, at the same time helping students 
explore education and career opportunities in 
the military. The group is headed b\ Captain Seth 

Regional Associations 

Connect with Abbot and Andover alums 
in your area by joining your 
Regional Association: 

Andover | Spring 201 1 65 

Moulton '97 USMC, a four-tour veteran of Iraq, 
two as an infantry platoon commander and two as a 
special assistant to C General Petraeus. Setli graduated 
from Harvard in 200 1 with a degree in physics. He 
delivered the English oration at Harvard's 2001 com- 
mencement. He will graduate this year from Harvard 
Business School and Kennedy School with master's 
degrees in business and in government. [Editor's 
note: Please see the military affinity group story in 
the Connection section of this magazine.] 

Several of our classmates gave their lives while 
serving to protect our country. They include 
William Ted" E. Crowther Jr., who died Jan. 11, 
1957, in a training flight crash in North Carolina; 
Smith "Smitty" Davis Jr. during fighter plane com- 
bat in Korea; and Frederick E. Weicker during 
flight operations off the carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt 
(CV-42) on Dec. 1, 1958. Fred's daughter Bea was 
born shortly after his death. We honor their service 
and their sacrifice. 

Saturday's Andover-Exeter football game turned 
out to be the only Andover loss of the day. We won 
soccer, cross-country, water polo, volleyball, and 
field hockey events. On a spectacularly warm clear 
afternoon, Andover mounted a comeback to tie the 
game at halftime, only to have Exeter play a flawless 
second half and prevail 56-33. It was my first trip 
to Phelps Stadium, and what an experience: the 
bright white of the stands in dramatic contrast to 
the ink-blue, cloudless sky and the green artificial 
turf against a backdrop of fields and fir trees at a d 
istance. The crowd was treated to great individual 
performances by Andover's quarterback, Robert 
Lippe T 1 , 6 6" and 205 pounds, and Exeter's answer 
to Gayle Sayers, 6-foot, 185-pound sophomore 
running back Andreaus Robinson, who racked up 
297 yards running tour touchdowns and 120-plus 
return yards. 

If you haven't already, join the school's alumni 
website, BlueLink, and check out their Vimeo page 
(see address above). If you explore the links on the 
right, it will show great performances by the student 
orchestra, the entire A-E football game by quarter, 
and other features. 

Frank Yatsu, our indefatigable caller, contacter, 
and frequent flyer, has retired as professor from 
the I Diversity of Texas and will deliver a paper in 
Gothenburg, Sweden, this summer on the topic of 
"Molecular Regulation of Cell Proliferation." 

Featured at our reunion will be three of our class- 
mates chairing special events for all classes: ( , onion 
Douglass panel on health care, Tony Quainton's 
panel on world events, and a viewing of Ed Nefs film 
about reconciliation after the Vietnam conflict. 

A kick-off dinner Thursday night, and golf and 
tennis on Friday will start things off Details to fol- 
low! Keep well. 

Visit PA's website 


Mary "Molly" Edson Whiteford 
149 Pine Valley Road 
Lake Oswego OR 97034 

ABBOT Good news and bad news come with 
this report of the past year, 20 1 0. 

Ethel Kenah Bowman wrote telling of a difficult 
year. She suffered a fractured vertebra while weight 
lifting at the begining of 2010, and then in May a 
routine mammogram revealed a small cancerous 
lump. This led to a lumpectomy and a regime of pills. 
Despite these setbacks, she is now doing well and 
enjoying family and friends. Our thoughts are with 
you, Ethel, and our hopes are for a better year. 

Karen Larson Sullivan wrote of a fabulous 
adventure in Alaska. Her trip included a glacier walk 
accessed by helicopter, a float plane ride to an isolated 
island for wildlife viewing, and zip-lining. 1 had to call 
Karen for more zip-lining data. It is surging 1 50 feet 
above ground from tree canopy to tree canopy and 
landing on 1 .5-toot narrow scary tree platforms. You 
are hooked to a cable, wear a hard hat, and away you 
go. However, Karen said the most scary adventure 
was hiking over suspension bridges that sway might- 
ily. Again, you are attached to a cable tor safety. Karen 
said she is atraid of heights, so she showed real cour- 
age. I would not have gone. Classmates, how many 
ot you would have done this? Karen also visited 
Margery Webb in Maine this past fall. 

Sad news armed from the alumnae office: Anne 
Merchant Monaghan died in June 2010. Some of 
you will remember what fun it was to catch up with 
",\ [erch" at our SOth Reunion. Our class w ill miss her, 
and we send our deepest sympathy and condolences 
to her family. 

As usual, classmates, please do send new s. 


Stephen Charnas 
212 High St., N.E. 
Albuquerque NM 87102 

PHILLIPS Bob Keith brings the good news that his 
oldest son, age 46, got married. Bob says he dares not 
use up a classmate's valuable time with what he refers 
to as "personal trivia," except to express his concerns 
about our times. From all appearances, his son's 
move has been good, so far. It didn't help, of course, 
that he has lived in Bermuda tor the past decide, 
and that the dating pool was small to begin with 
and kept getting smaller as years passed. Trips off 
the island on weekends became more frequent until 
his son finally connected with a young lady whose 
family is conveniently relocating from Brooklyn to 
Olwick, N.J. At Bob's mature age, he is luxuriating 
with his Andover education, Bob says, barring the 

hit it took in public esteem from GW Bush's sojourn 
in the White House. In the very interesting times 
that have been thrust upon "God knows who or 
what," Bob just hopes that historians will not be too 
unkind to our generation which has recently exited 
from the stage. 

George Scragg writes that he came across a mes- 
sage that Abner Oakes, his senior year roommate, 
had sent him long ago. Abner became captain of 
the Dartmouth 1956 hockey team and, later, Dart- 
mouth's hockey coach. Abner's old note indicated 
he had seen Kenny Rider, whom Abner competed 
against in college hockey days. Kenny died in April 
1 995. George said it takes his memories back almost 
60 years to some tun days playing hockey and also 
shovelling snow on Andover's outside rink. He 
also remembers '52 teammate Joe Crehore, whom 
George later played against when he was at Harvard. 
Joe left us in an accident in 1 962. 

Mike Bromberg wants it known that he's a retired 
trial lawyer living at the Sea Ranch in Sonoma County, 
Calif. Hes married and has three sons in the restau- 
rant businesss. See 
Mike communicates with Dick Sagebiel, MD, who 
lives in Novato, Calif, and with Hubie Fortmiller, 
Rog Hinkson, and Ted Tyler on a regular basis, and 
also has infrequent contact with Jacques Contant in 
Belgium and France. 

Fritz Seil, a voice out ot the past, writes, "1 have 
been living in Berkeley, Calif, since 2006. This was a 
return to California after 30 years in Oregon. I went 
to medical school at Stanford, did my neurology resi- 
dency there, then stayed on as faculty until 1 976." 

Fritz continued, "1 joined Frank Yatsu '5 1 after his 
appointment as chair of neurology at the Oregon 
Health & Science University. 1 retired in 2001. My 
wife died ot cancer, and later 1 moved in with the 
widow of a research collaborator. 1 remain on the 
OHSU faculty as an emeritus professor and consul- 
tant to the chair. I continue to be active profession- 
ally in a low-key manner, with some technical writing 
and one or two meetings per year. 

"1 wanted to be a physician from about the age of9 
and played the violin primarily to please my parents. 
I realized the wisdom of my choice [to be a doctor] 
when I went to Oberlin C College for my undergradu- 
ate education and through open windows heard 
students practicing as I w alked by the musk conser 
vatory. 1 never continued with lessons thereafter. My 
regards to all Andover friends. I was amazed to hear 
that you sat next to my friend, Bette Covington, at a 

How did such a promising young musician end 
up in neurology? 

Books by David Slavitt to come out in the com- 
ings months are: l ow Poems, I titers, and Remedies oj 
Ovid, from Harvard University Press, Milton's Latin 
Poems from |ohns Hopkins University Press; the 
dual and Oilier Minor Poems oj Virgil from University 
of California Press; and a novel by David titled Iht 
Dukes Man. 

Renata and Ed Selig savored a leisurely brunch 
with Ginny ami Bruce Finnic- in Princeton, N.|. 
Bruce is enjoying retirement after having served 

66 Andover \ Spring 20 1 1 

tor many years as Princeton's director ot informa- 
tion technologies. 

Jim Kern writes that he has backpacked on five 
continents and founded three nonprofit hiking 
organizations that are all doing well. He's decided 
to do a retrospective book called Trad Reflections 
about his adventures and the kind ot organizations 
he works with. 


Patricia Eveleth Buchanan 
9 The Valley Road 
Concord MA 01 742 

ABBOT Happy springtime, everyone! 

Anne Oliver Jackson has a new grandson named 
Oliver Jackson. Ollie says that his 18-month-old sis- 
ter calls him "Olio." 

Nancy Baily Riegel and her husband, Bill, cel- 
ebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last August 
"not with a trip or a party, but by adding on to 
our house — mudroom. laundry room, handicap 
entrances, bath, and bedroom study. Forget down- 
sizing! We love it where we are and want to stay." In 
the past year Nancy and Bill have visited the Galapa- 
gos, spent a couple of months in Arizona, and taken 
a trip to London with their three daughters and five 
grandchildren. Nancy continues to do volunteer 
work at Bostons Museum ot Fine Arts, play bridge 
and tennis, garden, and somehow keep track of an 
additional 1 grandchildren. 

Eva Stern Breckenridge and her husband, Alan, 
also celebrated a wedding anniversary, their 50th, by 
traveling to Italy "with the entire family, all 15 of us. 
Alan is still leading tours," Eva writes, "so we will go 
to Vienna in December. We love living in Burlington, 
Vt., near two daughters and their families. The other 
family is in Rye, NY One of our granddaughters is at 
Harv ard, so we will be going to Andover more often, 
and another is at Middlebury, which is close by. Eva 
certainly speaks tor all ot us who knew and loved 
Mary Scandura McCloskey when she says, "We still 
miss Mary." (Mary died in March 2009.) 

Ruth Sidon Fleischmann-Colgan was made a 
director in the Office of Advancement at the Uni- 
versity of Rochester last September and tor the past 
three years has been a consultant at the university 
helping to raise funds tor its Eastman Theatre, home 
of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Over the 
summer Ruth's two sons and their families came for a 
visit. Air mattresses and sleeping bags helped accom- 
modate the crowd ot 1 3 for a week at Ruth's house. 
Son Karl, who came with his family from Scotland, 
was recovering nicely from a recent heart attack. His 
four children were introduced to their first baseball 
game, played by the Rochester Red Wings. 

Ann Kennedy Irish was literally out the door on 
her way to England the day she finished writing, "No 
real news from Michigan." She goes on to say, "Life 
moves on and we grow older, but we have been very 

health)' and happy." Ann and her husband, Dave, 
who continues as a vice president tor the Interna- 
tional Sailing Federation, have had a chance to visit 
"many wonderful countries and also to spend a tew 
weeks each winter at Manasota Key in Florida, "but 
otherwise home is still this lovely spot of northern 
Michigan, Harbor Springs. Ann caught up with her 
cousin Patricia Earhart during Pat's annual summer 
visit to Michigan from Sydney, Australia. 

Jane Wilson Mann and her husband, Addison, 
have moved into what Jane refers to as an "assistant " 
living complex in Palm Harbor, Fla., where Jane has 
set aside a room in their apartment she calls "Wit's 
End" in which to do her sewing and relax. She says 
there are many activities on offer at the complex, 
which she enjoys, but "Addison isn't so sure." Their 
granddaughter lives nearby in their old home. Jane 
says hi to everyone. 

Ann Stoddard Saunders writes, "We have been 
homebound for the last year and a half with my hus- 
band's continuing hip problems (five replacements, 
to date), but hope to get back down to our condo in 
Key West this winter again. I am still doing tax work, 
but thinking seriously of retiring after this tax season, 
which will be my 25th year. Hope you have a beauti- 
ful fall — you're in the right place for it!" 

Fall was beautiful — it included a visit to the newly- 
reopened Addison Gallery in Andover with Connie 
Weldon LeMaitre, Ellen Smith, Helen Glidden 
Wesley, and Audrey Taylor MacLean — but this 
winter, not so lovely. A note, just in from Ellen, who 
lives in Cambridge, indicates how very trying the 
weather has been: "My car is shoveled oft and it 
will start, but it's stuck in the ice and I can't move it." 
(Speaking for myself, parking my car at the end of 
the driveway no longer averted the flakes as it once 
did. I've hacked away at enough snow and ice to last a 
lifetime and now wish to emigrate to an island in the 
South Seas.) Ellen mentions having attended a NYC 
Ballet fundraiser at which TV anchor Katie Couric 
was to have done an interview However, Ms. Couric 
had just been sent to Egypt to report on the uprising 
there — an event that I think easily dwarts any hard- 
ship thus tar inflicted upon us by ice and snow- 
It's good to hear from so many of you. Keep your 
notes and news coming in! 


Bill Joseph 

225 West 83rd St., Apt. 5Q 
New York NY 1 0024 

PHILLIPS As well as being The Great Class of 1 953 
and owning bragging rights to the undefeated foot- 
ball team, apparently you are all wildly successful 
and tucked away in your winter retreats unable to 
communicate with your poor biographer journal- 
ist and unreachable by him. The successful comple- 
tion of this job depends on you! Write, fax, text, or 
e-mail, please! 

Paul Alkon reports that he and wife Ellen spent 
two weeks in Finland in December around his lec- 
ture at the University of Turku. En route, the Alkons 
stopped in New York and, in Paul's words, "got 
together with Paulette and Bill Kaufrnann and Lou 
and John Ratte for a highbrow afternoon ot avant- 
garde theatre (the Rockettes)." 

Chester "Skip" Frayer Kimball III reports that 
he has "finally retired." He is a graduate petroleum 
engineer from LSU and, with two partners, owned 
Petroleum Engineers Inc., which he started in 1 9~0 
and sold in 2006. His ailments include stenosis of the 
spine, tor which he had surgery in January 2010. On 
the good side, his five children live nearby in Lafay- 
ette, La., so he gets to see his six grandchildren (five 
boys, one girl). 

Robert "Chip" Palmer Anderson Jr. continues 
to practice law tour days a week and enjoys his six 
grandchildren and sailing with his brother. 

As for myself, I spent Christmas and New Year's 
(actually two full weeks) on satari in Kenya (courtesy 
of my sister) with my sister, her husband, her two 
daughters, a son-in-law and four granddaughters, 
ages 6- 1 0. For the time between sundown and sleep, 
I took along, Where's My Brule: (Lupines Press), a 
biographical and autobiographical book ot essays 
by Pamela Hull, widow ot Paul Hull and editor for 
Shelby Tucker. The book is a poignant paean to Paul 
and shows a side ot him I never knew. 

In Memoriam: Christopher Weymouth 
Hammond died on Dec. 3, 2010. Unfortunately, I 
have no additional information, so it any ot you do, 
please pass it on. 

MD Rafael VM Cesteros wife, Jackie, reported 
his death in October 2010 in Anguilla, where they 
had retired. Ralph died after a long battle with cancer. 
Jackie requested that gifts in memoriam be directed 
to PA. Ralph graduated trom Yale and the University 
ot Puerto Rico School ot Medicine. He served as a 
medical officer in the navy 1962-64 and completed 
his medical training at Pennsylvania Hospital in 
Philadelphia. He practiced tor most of his career in 
Rochester, NY, and served on the faculty of the Uni- 
versity ot Rochester trom 19~2 to 1998. In Anguilla 
he served as director ot the dialysis unit at Princess 
Alexandra Hospital from 2002 to 200". We extend 
our condolences to Jackie, Ralph's three children, 
his three grandchildren, and his nieces, nephews, 
and in-laws. 

The Oct. 31, 2010, Washington Post announced 
the death ot "distinguished gastroenterologist and 
hepatologist" Stuart H. Danovitch, MD, PC. After 
.Andover, Stu graduated from Harvard and North- 
western. His professional career started at NIH. trom 
which he was recruited to start a department ot gas- 
troenterology at the then newly formed Washington 
Hospital Center. The Uiis/mi^tini Post obit cited some 
of Stu's many distinctions and awards. The sentence I 
liked best was: "He was revered by his colleagues and 
students and beloved by his patients. This echoed 
his statement in our 50th Reunion book that he 
never joined an HMO, and thus was able to follow 
the precepts of the Flippocratic Oath: "To comfort 
always, to alleviate often, to cure sometimes. An 

Andover | Spring 20 1 1 67 

admirable credo. We extend our condolences to Stu's 
family, including his wife of 52 years, Sylvia, his two 
children, five grandchildren, his brother, and his col- 
league and brother-in-law Dr. Gilber Eisner. Please 
see the In Memoriam section tor an obit written by 
his daughter. 

On Jan. 18 Mike Lopez marked the one-year 
anniversary of his late father, our classmate Antonio 
(Tony) Lopez. It's hard to believe that it has been a 
full year. We have lost a lot of good classmates, a lot 
of good men! Be well! 

[Editor's note: Congratulations to Ray 
LaMontagne, who will be inducted into the 
Andover Athletics Hall of Honor during Reunion 
Weekend injune.] 


Nancy Donnelly Bliss 
31 Cluf Bay Road 
Brunswick ME 0401 1-9349 
207-725-095 1 

ABBOT Valjeanne Brodeur-Paxton wrote that 
she had a visit with Panna de Cholnoky O'Connor 

in june 2010. Valjeanne mentioned that Panna still 
has the wonderful laugh she had at Abbot. Valjeanne 
attended a (ungean Odyssey in Zurich, Switzerland, 
in late spring and also studied in Pari, Italy, in fall 

Gail Husted Ehrhardt keeps in touch and writes 
about her interesting work with sea turtles. Gail 
volunteers at the Museum of Coastal Carolina and 
Ingram Planetarium near her home in North Caro- 
lina. She particularly enjoys serving as a docent and 
being able to share with the next generation her 
knowledge about the turtles and their environment. 
Gail hopes she can instill a sense of wonder and the 
need for conserving the fragile sea turtle habitat. 

Peggy Moore Roll and husband |ack keep active 
and continue to share their talents for organization 
and tundraising. Among their new endeavors will be 
cochairing the local hospital capital campaign. 

Thanks to Marti Belknap, Nancy Donnelly 
Bliss, and Doris Niemand Kuedin tor participating 
in the Hats for Newborns Project for Non Sibi Day 
in October 20 1 0. The project was organized by Jane 
Christie '58 and Gail Wozniak from alumni affairs. 
The hats were sent to a local Newborns in Need 
Organization, a neonatal unit at a local hospital and 
to the Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti. 1 found 
participating in this project to be very rewarding. 1 
enjoyed knitting the hats, knowing they were going 
to such worthwhile causes. It was fun to be involved 
in a school project while being at home in Maine. 
Gail plans to do the project again, so if you knit or 
crochet, you can begin to make the hats and send 
them to her in October 20 1 1. 

Unfortunately, just as I finished writing these 
notes, Audrey Davis Trowbridge called to say that 
Gretchen Kase Smith died on Jan. 1 5. I will have 
more details in my next class notes. 

I close with a quote from William Purkey sent to 

me by Francie Nolde: "Dance like no one is watch- 
ing. Love like you'll never be hurt. Sing like no one is 
listening. Live like it's heaven on earth." 


Louis J. "Skip" Elsas II, MD 
3940 Braganza Ave. 
Coconut Grove FL 33 1 33 
305-243-7126 (Work) 
305-243-7254 (Fax) 

PHILLIPS The great class of PA '54 ended 2010 
with gratitude tor having experienced our 74th 
Winter Solstice and paid homage to some of our 
teachers: Two are deceased, but five are reported 
by classmates to continue their lives' journeys. Jean 
F. Rolland died in Draguignan, France, in July 2010 
at age 88 years. He was our French instructor from 
1 950 to 1 955 and an artist. On his return to France, 
he started an exchange program between Andover 
and Lycee Audiberti in Antibes, France, with his 
close triends Diz Bensley and Steve Whitney. Roger 
Whitcomb and Peter Denker remembered his 
forceful teaching by methode direct and were grateful 
for his passing grades during senior year. Another 
loss was William "Bill" Hayes Brown '34 who died in 
November 20 1 at age 94 years after 4 1 years at PA 
as an English instructor. Many classmates remember 
him as a mentor, housemaster, and golt, sailing and 
crew coach. He was elected last year to Andover's 
Athletics Hall of Honor for developing winning crew 
teams at PA. Tom Rose, Barron Kidd, Ken Pyle, 
Jim Spencer, and Mort Downey thanked him tor 
shaping their English comprehension and writing 
styles and tor his enthusiasm and interpersonal skills. 
Under Bill Brown's guidance, Mort recalls assem- 
bling sailboats in the basement ot the science build- 
ing, which gave him a continued knowledge and love 
ot sailing. Ken Pyle recalls his coaching ot the first 
and undefeated PA golt team ot 1953, on which he, 
Tom Rose, and Sam Smith played, [im Spencer and 
wife [oyce attended Bill Brown's memorial service 
in Bath, Maine, where )im reported that 96-year-old 
Simeon Hyde gave a moving eulogy describing Mr. 
Browns willingness to accomplish his goals without 
regard to challenges. Apparently there was no lake on 
which to sail or crew when he was developing these 
teams, Stan Hunting recalled with affection Simeon 
Hyde as housemaster of America House during his 
lower middle year. 

Ken MacWilliams keeps us communicating 
through brilliant and indefatigable webmastering of 
his virtual, continual reunion (VCR). He reported 
that our history instructor Valleau Wilkie Jr. is alive 
and well at about age 87 years and continues to learn 
from being forced to teach History 4 in 1953 when 
Arthur Darling was suddenly called to Washington. 
Ken, I lei met. in Jake von Stauffenbcrg, and Bill 
Seeley recall Mr. Wilkie's History 4 class as being 
very interactive. He is also remembered as our head 
coach of baseball. John Maxie" Bloom reported 

that Dick Lux, who taught math and coached wres- 
tling, is still very active and that he and his wife, Ann, 
are swimmers and walkers. Paul Keaney reported 
that they live on Hidden Road in Andover. Bill also 
reported that Sherman Drake is alive. 

Uplifting reports come from Ricky and Spike 
Bragg, who are well, as is Spike's company, Fight- 
ing Chance. Spike joins me in continuing to enjoy a 
vigorous workweek despite some chronic ailments. 
Spike says he is concerned that his ovine mitral valve 
impels him "to remove shoes and socks whenever 
he sees a mud puddle." Duane Bruce reports on 
massive snow in his "Hovel-on-the Pirita," Esto- 
nia. He and his resident, Peeter Pussycat, wish all a 
happy 201 1. He says Russian scientists promise the 
severest winter in 1 ,000 years in the Baltic, but that 
eight months ot winter make eight weeks of "White 
Nights" all the more appreciated. 

Bob Feldman encourages classmates to sup- 
port the Joan Trott Wolff Fund at Andover. Neil 
Henry visited